2019 is opening its door and we look forward to sharing with you the chance we have to live encounters, performances, disasters, satisfactions, reliefs all year long
and sometimes even on the same day!
10 years have passed since we took the decision to think the Domain
according to our desires, our colors, our energy.
You are by our side in success and in adversity, it is the most beautiful
present we can receive. We are infinitely grateful to you for this.
We dream for each of you a 2019 year enlightened with love and altruism, roars of laughter and discoveries.
Take good care of you and get back to us when you wish to do so!
Kind regards from us 2
Pierre-Marie & Marie
Gula-Ana was born on the top of the « Butte de la Roche ». It is a mythic terroir of peridotite and serpentinite on the heights of Nantes country, facing the Goulaine marsh and its XVIIth century castle
An old dream that Marie and Pierre-Marie had together was to enlighten this plot bought in 2008.
This place where mist and light meet, where channels and prairies melt is a very special biotope and a jewel to their eyes; a terroir dedicated to their learning and their understanding of life, growing and evolving one vintage after another.
In September 2016, the grapes hand-picked on this summit are isolated for a maturation in subterranean vats and in wooden tanks (Taransaud)
The wine grows up on its lees during a whole year and is bottled in summer 2018.
A lively juice on an exotique frame, translation of a warm vintage with small yields.
*Gula-Ana, mix of Gallic and Latin words, GULA meaning throat, gully in Latin and ANA being a marsh in Gallic. The global meaning of the name is thus “overflow of the marsh”.
In spring 2018 meeting Atelier Bingo triggered the second part of this story. Adèle and Maxime have a walk in the vineyard and a tasting of the wine. They will then create the label of Gula-Ana, an artistic transcription of this magical place.
From their workshop along the Sèvre nantaise, Adèle and Maxime watch and re-invent the colors of the world passing by.
Serigraphs, they now print their work on any kind of medium. Their infinite curiosity leads them to look for new techniques, to improve their know-how. Books, cloths, collages, ceramic, wall paintings, wood, hand-cut papers, for each new medium, Atelier Bingo bets on a new plastic adventure.
The signs and symbols created by Adèle and Maxime are then used and mixed by other artists, giving birth to new combinations. The teeming universe they have invented is now spreading around the world, bringing in many countries their joyful colors and images.
Loire Valley Fair 2018
We have just splitted up on LATITUDE LOIRE‘s shared booth… Your eyes, your taste buds are still seeing and tasting stars!
And you wish to learn some more!
What did you taste again? There were quite a few wines..!
We ware going to resume all this pojnt by point if you please. ?
Once upon a time, in the Muscadet region, and in Sèvre & Maine to be more precise… !
We have been cultivating some plots, inherited from our forefathers, who had inherited theirs from their forefathers, and this for 9 generations.
We have been planting grapevine. 2 main varieties : melon de Bourgogne and folle blanche. A little pinot noir, chardonnay and gamay.
Pierre Marie’s parents thought that putting their juices all together in the same tank would be a waste, so they splitted the harvest plot by plot.
They waited for the perfect maturity of the grapes before picking them and for the perfect moment before bottling the wines… 10 years in 1976.
The story tells they would have religiously tasted their wines every year. They were certainly not in a hurry, like are happy people! It is of course well know that muscadet makes people happy !
Then, since 2005 for Pierre-Marie and 2008 for me, we carry on their knowledge, we refine, we tweak, we try, we taste in friends’ cellars all around the world and we learn each day passing by.
It results in a wide collection of highborn cuvées:
On vintage 2018 4 raugh wines to give you the beat and tease you before their official release in a few months !
Clos des Allées * Les Pierres Blanches * L d’Or * Terre de pierre
To grab a drink and water oysters:
Because Muscadet of the year is always a good idea :
Things look different when we take more time:
You know that our domain hides each year a secret number of bottles on 3 different cuvées, L d’Or, Terre de pierre & Excelsior.
Here is the list of those tasted by a lucky few of you:
Terre de pierre
Many many thanks for coming visiting us.
Take care of you all.
Pierre-Marie & Marie Luneau
2018 will be generous and luminous !
La vie est faite d’une multitude de bonheurs. Le ciel est clair puis le ciel est sombre mais notre métier continue d’exister grâce à chacun de vous.
Life is made of a multitude of joyful moments. Sky is blue, and the moment after it is dark, but our work is going on and still exists thanks to each of you.
Nous sommes multiples dans nos vies de vignerons.
We are multifaceted in our vine growers’ lives.
La terre, le vin, les Hommes et les 4 éléments comme autant de saisons qui composent une année, rythment nos envies, nos doutes et nos espoirs.
Earth, wine, Human beings and the 4 elements like the seasons composing a whole year, give their pace to our wishes, our doubts and our hopes.
Nos mains tendues vers le ciel et nos pieds enracinés, nous trinquons à la joie d’être ensemble reliés au fil des dégustations !
Our hands raised towards the sky and our feet deeply rooted in the earth, we drink to the joy of being bound together by tasting’s path!
Amitiés vigneronnes chaleureuses de nous 4
Warm wishes from us 4
Pierre, Monique, Pierre-Marie & Marie Luneau