Excelsior 2002 – Luneau-Papin

53,80 

Includes 19% MwSt.
Delivery Time: approx. 3-4 workdays
Excelsior 2002 - Luneau-Papin

53,80 

SKU: 9950407009 Regionen: , Weingut:

Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from from 04.07.2020, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

This Muscadet from the Melon de Bourgogne variety comes from the Clos des Noëlles in the La Plécisière site in the village of La Chapelle-Heulin. The vines were planted in 1936 and are among the oldest in the Nantais. The soil is composed of slate and mica schist.
The Muscadet comes from parcels belonging to the Cru Communal Goulaine. This cru has existed in the Nantais since the end of the 1990s. Goulaine refers to the river that runs through the vineyards and flows into the Loire. From the viewpoint on La Butte de la Roche, you have a view over the Goulaine marshes.
The grapes, harvested by hand, were pressed in a pneumatic press, the strength and duration of pressing being adapted to the vintage. This was followed by spontaneous fermentation with natural yeasts, then fermentation and aging on the lees in underground glass-lined cement cuves for 24 to 36 months.

Color

intense golden yellow

Nose

The Muscadet Excelsior shows in an impressive way how excellently the sister variety of the Chardonnay, the Melon de Bourgogne, can ripen. It has an indulgent aroma of lightly toasted nuts, candied orange and ginger, rich ripe stone fruit, some ripe quince and cool notes of mint and stone, rounded off by nutmeg.

Palate

On the palate, the wine is powerful and silky, endowed with a yellow dried fruit, with honey wax and some white nougat with toasted almonds. Furthermore, tart orange peel can be found. The wine is absolutely linear on the palate with a clear acidity, reminiscent of dry Vouvrays reminds. Long and complex is this Excelsior Clos des Noëlles, which fans out more and more with air. In the process, it had the chance to mature perfectly in the winery's cellars. This is an excellent and decidedly fine Muscadet.

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Lobster grilled in smoked butter with root vegetables and grilled potatoes
    (Seafood)
  • Ravioli with butternut squash, pike-perch and fennel seeds, with butter and roasted pine nuts
    (Fish)
  • Zucchini soufflé with baked goat cheese
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)

Allergens

Contains sulfur

winery
Type

Vintage

Variety

Content

Alcohol content

12.5% Vol.

Residual sweetness

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Acid

6,1 g/l

Drinking temperature

11°

Manufacturer

Domaine Luneau-Papin, 3 La Grangee, 44430 Le Landreau / France

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