100% Melon B
Village of Vallet. Vines planted in 1984.
Mother rock of granite and gneiss with two micas of the Armoricain Massif. This plot is one of the historical treasures of the Luneau family. It rises up between two villages and has a river runnings through it. Officially part of the village of Vallet, the plot lies at the top of a hillside forming a 500 meter wide seam of granite that descends gently to the gneiss of the village of Le Landreau.
Spring soil preparation has been performed in a traditional manner (earthing down and hoeing) throughout the entire estate since 2009. We treat and take care of the vines with natural preparations (no chemical products) and sow cover crops such as pulses and cereals at the end of summer, with close attention to the needs of each crop. We stimulate soil life with one or two applications of horn dung; (preparation 500) in spring and apply a horn silica (preparation 501) after bloom and before harvest if necessary.
Vines are short cut pruned (single guyot) during winter. Vine density is 6,500 plants per hectare.
Careful sorting is carried out in the vineyard by grape harvesters.
Grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press, strength and length of pressing is adapted to each vintage.
Spontaneous fermentation using only natural yeasts. Fermentation and maturation on lees in underground glass lined vats for seven months, without racking until bottling in summer time 2020.
Serve at 12˚C
Pike with beurre blanc, pike perch and citrus butter, jellied oysters, Extra mature Comté cheese L d’Or shows more finesse, with a both soothing and stimulating 2007 and a streamlined 2010.
‘Guide Vert’ Revue des Vins de France 2019
L’Or Domaine Luneau-Papin: Its freshness and aromas of sweet herbs make it an ideal wine to accompany a dish as rich a mouclade.
Le Parisien. Sept 2017 by Rémi Dechambre: A chef at home: Christopher Coutanceau
The Cuvée L d’Or, produced on granite terroirs, offers an iodized and saline dimension and is
reminiscent, as it ages, of the style of the great Alsatian rieslings. Guaranteed aging potential,
in the region of twenty years for the finest vintages.
Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2016
750ml and 1500 ml Sommelière Loire bottle
6 or 12 bottle cases
ECOCERT organic agriculture certification
DEMETER biodynamic labelisation