Muscadet Garance Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin 2022

Muscadet Garance
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Muscadet Garance Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin, Organic wine, 100% Melon de Bourgogne, aged on the lees for extra texture.  The wine is very well balanced and 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!  Actually ‘Sur Lie’ means they keep the wines on the fine lees (the dead yeast cells and sediment left at the bottom of the tank after fermentation).  They remain with the lees for more than four months and they do not rack or filter the wines prior to bottling.  This process adds texture and flavour to the often neutral tasting Melon grape.  Sur Lie also gives the wine its now well established slight whiff of smokiness on the nose.  Muscadet Garance sur lie is a soft and easy going white.  Garance has lovely white fruits and a subtle yeasty character, a delicious apero or with light fish dishes glass of wine.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Organic
Producer Pierre Luneau-papin
Country France
Region Loire, France
Vintage 2022
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Melon de Bourgogne
Terroir Schist
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation 4-6 months on the less in tank
Ageing Potential Drink young
Food Matching Goats Cheese, Light Dishes and Salads, Shellfish

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' on the vines. Muscadet probably gets its name from a medieval variety of Muscat, which has since been replanted with Melon de Bourgogne - a rather neutral grape which benefits from lees ageing (hence the 'sur lie'.)



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  1. Michael Wills


    We came across this Domaine through a gift. A very pleasant wine of an often underrated type for an excellent price.

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Muscadet Garance Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin 2022