Pierre Luneau and Monique Papin set up the Domaine Luneau-Papin in 1993. Their son, PierreMarie (who is the eighth generation of the family to be a vigneron) joined them in the family venture in 2005. Pierre and Monique were both born into prominent local wine-producing families; Pierre’s family, the Luneau family, in Le Landreau since 1680), and Monique’s family, the Papin family, in La Chapelle-Heulin since 1660).
Vineyards face south and are planted on the mica-schist of Le Landreau.
Only organic fertilisers used, Simple Guyot training method used. Debudding, deleafing and trimming excessive vine growth.
• Hand harvested
• Pressed in a pneumatic press.
• Cold clarification of grape juice, then temperature-controlled fermentation at 20°C for several weeks using only indigenous yeasts.
• Vinification and maturation sur lie in underground vats lined with glass tiles.
• These vats are very typical of the Nantes region.
• The wine stays on its lees (sur lie) for 10 months until it is bottled.
Excellent concentration from old vines. Hints of greengage and yellow plum, mouth filling with a crackle of white spice.
As an aperitif, with shellfish, ocean and river fish, fresh cheese (soft goats’ cheese) and those with a rind such as Emmental and Beaufort.
Melon de Bourgogne
Domaine Luneau Papin