2017 Luneau-Papin Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie Terre de Pierre

- 750 ml
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As readers may recall, the Terre de Pierre bottling from Domaine Luneau-Papin hails from the Butte de la Roche vineyard, which is planted on volcanic soils that are extremely rare in Muscadet. The bottling was first launched in the 2008 vintage and this tenth incarnation in 2017 is flat out exceptional. The refined and complex bouquet offers up a fine blend of bread fruit, a touch of pear, complex leesy tones, even more complex minerality, dried flowers and a topnote of ocean breeze. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and mineral-driven, with a superb core, excellent complexity and grip and a long, zesty and perfectly balanced finish. This is the finest bottle of 2017 Muscadet I have yet to taste from the vintage! (Drink between 2018-2045)

John Gilman, A View from the Cellar

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Vintage 2017
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer L-Papin
Rating 95 JG
Region Loire: Loire Valley has it all. Whether you prefer some of the most famous grape varieties worldwide, or you like to be surprised with secretly brilliant wines, Loire Valley will make you return any time you have a chance. It's unquestionably one of the most diverse, and sometimes unjustly neglected, wine regions in France. Located on the banks of the Loire river, these vineyards are home to some of the most exquisite French wines. And not only does Loire Valley provide us with top-rated wines each year, but it also deserves applause for the number of bottles it produces. The most prominent grape varieties of Loire are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne. They are undoubtedly the crown jewels of this region, although reds, such as Cabernet Franc, Bourgueil, or Pinot Noir don't fall much behind. With such exceptional grape varieties, it's impossible to think the Loire wouldn't treat us all with absolutely magnificent wines. It offers a wide palette of crisp and refreshing whites, as well as dry, elegant reds. To feel the magic and the impeccable quality of Loire wines, we recommend Domaine Didier Dagueneau, Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin, or Domaine Huet of Le Haut Lieu.
Type of Wine Loire (Other): In this underrated French wine region, you will certainly have a chance to taste popular Cabernet Franc blends, known for their emphasized fruity flavors. Other widely cultivated varieties are Gamay, Malbec and Pinot Noir. Some of the most exquisite white wines from Loire contain creamy and refreshing Chardonnay grapes, as well as Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Varietal Muscadet: Muscadet can be easily characterized as a light-bodied yet dry white wine from the Loire Valley region of France. With an incredible aging potential, this wine can be beautifully paired with seafood due to its high acidity and citrus-like astonishing taste, carrying over a tang of spritz that will leave your tongue sizzling and wanting more.
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