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Vera Cruz

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A.O.P Muscadet Sèvre & Maine
Vera Cruz - La Coquetière

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GRAPE VARIETY
100% Melon B

PLOT PROFILE

Village of Vallet. Vines planted in 1974.
Bedrock of micaschist and gneiss with two micas. Plot officially registered under the name Vera Cruz. According a history, a sailor stranded in our lands gave the name of Vera Cruz to this place.

VINEYARD CARE
THROUGH THE
SEASONS

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.

WINEMAKING
TECHNIQUES

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.

TASTING

Serve at 12˚C
Tartare of mackerel and sea bream, snacked langoustines, pan-seared scallops with citrus fruits.

Despite the abundance of wines, the estate preserves an amazing consistency in the range, from the very carefully made ‘Froggy’ and other ever-more thirst-quenching but more serious wines (La Grange vieilles vignes, Clos des Allées), to the brilliant plot-based wines Les Pierres Blanches and the latest creation Vera Cruz.
Revue des Vins de France, Guide 2017

Karine Valentin didn’t want anything from Provence when electing her wine. She loves Muscadet which, for her, is an appellation of the future; she brought in one of her favorites whose minerality she hopes will pair with the soup. This one, aged 10 months on lees and made exclusively from the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety, a cousin of Chardonnay. She wanted a wine with texture, not too smooth to counterbalance the liquid aspect of the fish soup.
Cuisine et Vins de France, September October 2017 Bien Accompagner

PACKAGING

750ml and 1500 ml Sommelière Loire bottle
6 or 12 bottle cases

CERTIFICATION

ECOCERT organic agriculture certification
Biodynamic certification in progress

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contact@domaineluneaupapin.com
Phone: +33(0)2 40 06 45 27
3, La Grange – 44 430 Le Landreau – FRANCE

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