2016 Domaine Luneau-Papin Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur lie «Le "L" d'Or»
France, Loire Valley – Pays-Nantais
Melon de Bourgogne | Dry medium-bodied white | Sushi (Edo-style)
Pierre and Monique and their son, Pierre-Marie Luneau have continued championing quality over quantity and they now make a wonderful variety of Muscadet from schist-heavy vineyards. Their methods are deceptively simple: minimal use of chemicals, low yields, hand harvesting, gentle pressing, fermentation with indigenous yeasts and an unhurried elevage on the lees to develop complexity and flavour. The Le "L" d'Or is made from old vines dating 45 years, and is from one of their rare granite plots – minerally, precise and clean. We love it with raw seafood.