Domaine Luneau-Papin

The Domaine Luneau-Papin is one of the great innovators in Nantais, where the Muscadet wine-growing regions can be found. With their domaine, which was newly founded in the 1990s, but which had roots as far back as the early 18th century, Pierre Luneau and Monique Papin belonged to that small movement that recognized the potential of the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety as a translator of terroir and did it with organic and later promoted biodynamic cultivation. The wines that are vinified today by their son Pierre-Marie and his wife Marie are examples of how textually and structurally strong Melon de Bourgogne can be, how well the grape variety ripens and what abundance of expressive possibilities it has. Luneau-Papin has an excellent site portfolio for this, with a mixture of the most varied of soil structures and old vines, some of which were planted as early as the 1940s.

Appellation: Loire, Muscadet Sévre + Maine, -Goulaine, Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
Vineyard area: 40 ha
Annual production: 180,000 bottles
Ground: Granite, mica slate, slate, quartz, gneiss, serpentine
Grape varieties: Melon de Bourgogne, Folle Blanche
Certification: EC organic regulation Membership: Demeter, Biodyvin

Photos: Pauline-Théon