Domaine Luneau-Papin Excelsior 2002
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Domaine Luneau-Papin Excelsior 2002

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  • LocationLoire, France
  • ProducerDomaine Luneau-Papin
  • GrapeMelon Blanc
  • AppellationAOC Muscadet Sèvre & Maine
  • Soil TypeBedrock of mica-schist, a metamorphic rock composed of mica and quartz
  • Alcohol12.5% ABV
  • Maturation20 months on lees without racking.

As the name says, Excelsior is Luneau-Papin's top cuvée. Made from the fruit of 80-year-old vines, this wine has spent three years on lees and is bottle-aged. A modern Muscadet that charms with saline notes.

Tasting Profile

SpicesSpices
VegetalVegetal
Dried fruits & nutsDried fruits & nuts
MineralMineral
Sweetness
DrySweet
Body
LightFull

How to Enjoy

CalendarNow until 2023
Temperature10-13ºC / 50-55ºF

Where can I find this wine?

Domaine Luneau-Papin

A budding romance between two neighboring Loire Valley wine families flowered into what is now Domaine Luneau-Papin. Pierre-Marie Luneau, the son of Pierre Luneau and Monique Papin, now runs the estate with his wife Marie. They tirelessly fight to establish official recognition for the Muscadet region.

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