The legend tells of how the juice of 1976, superb and silky, slept for 10 years on its fine lees. Ten years of rest: gaining weight, softness, minerality, preserved fruit tones and spice. Through the passing of seasons and decades, one truth has become clear: the quality of this region’s unique, single-varietal Melon de Bourgogne. Introduced by Burgundian monks in the 16th century to the great terroirs of Muscadet, it gives the region a heritage envied by countries around the world.
A vigneron is always looking to learn and understand, a blend of experience and time, all to understand the essential nature of the vines and vineyard better. The work and research that Pierre and Monique Luneau-Papain started more than 30 years ago. Pierre-Marie, their son, joined the adventure in 2005. He is the 8th generation in this family of vignerons. Pierre, Monique and Pierre-Marie continue to build upon a foundation of wisdom, innovation, respect, prudence, curiosity and love. They hold the future in their hands.
“International Winery of the Year”, Wine & Spirits (2015)
2012 Vieilles Vignes ‘Clos des Allees’ awarded “Top Muscadet of the Year”, Wine & Spirits (2014)