Muscadet Garance Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin, Organic wine 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.
|Wine Type||Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Grape||Melon de Bourgogne|
|Maturation||4-6 months on the less in tank|
|Ageing Potential||Drink young|
|Food Matching||Goats Cheese, Light Dishes and Salads, Shellfish|