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Muscadet Verger - Buon Vino Organic Wines
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Muscadet Sur Lie Verger Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin 2016

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One Line Description Muscadet Sur Lie Verger Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin, 100% Melon de Bourgogne, aged on the lees for extra texture, very well balanced, more or less organic wine, great value.
Production Method Conventional
Country France French
Region Loire, France
Producer Pierre Luneau-Papin
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Blend 100% Melon de Bourgogne
Alcohol 12% abv
Terroir Schist
Maturation 4-6 months on the less in tank
Ageing Potential Drink young
Production Detail Lutte Raisonnee in the vineyard, no artificial fertilisers, minimum intervention
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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Muscadet Sur Lie Verger Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin, 100% Melon de Bourgogne, aged on the lees for extra texture, very well balanced, more or less organic wine, great value. Like many Muscadet, this wine is 'sur lie', an expression often mis-understood (we English tend to think 'Lie' is a little river or village somewhere in the Loire!) which means the wines have been kept on the fine lees (the dead yeast cells and sediment left at the bottom of the tank after fermentation) for more than four months and have not been racked or filtered prior to bottling. This process adds texture and flavour to the often neutral tasting Melon grape but also gives the wine its now well established slight whiff of smokiness on the nose. This little sur lie is soft and easy going white, lovely white fruits and subtle yeasty character, a delicious apero or with light fish dishes glass of wine.

Pierre Luneau studied with the renowned Emile Peynaud and has been making excellent Muscadet for years. His Domaine du Verger wine from the schists of Landreau (20km south east of Nantes) smacks of Petit Chablis: white flowers, stones and water. The production is largely (although not completely) organic utilising organic manures and 'lutte raisonnée' in the vines One of the unusual features of Muscadet, according to the Hachette Guide, is that it is not named after a geographical or historical area, but that the name probably dates from the Middle Ages when Muscat grapes from Cyprus acquired a reputation at feudal courts. After the great frost of 1709 the vineyard was replanted with the Burgundian grape variety, Melon de Bourgogne which remains to this day.

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