Producer: Pierre-Marie Luneau
Grape: Foille Blanche
Bottle Size: 75cl
Hailing from the Muscadet region of France this wine is made from the little known Foille Blanche grape. A relative to Picpoul this wine naturally lends itself to shellfish and seafood pairings with its zesty citrus notes and bright zippy acidity. There is something salty and mineral about this wine that further adds to its intrigue.
Pierre-Marie Luneau heads this 50-hectare estate in Le Landreau, a village in the heart of Muscadet country, where small hamlets dot a landscape of vineyards on low hills. Their estate, also known as Domaine Pierre de la Grange, has been in existence since the early 18th century when it was already planted with Melon de Bourgogne, the Muscadet appellation’s single varietal. After taking over from his father Pierre in 2011, Pierre-Marie became the ninth generation to make wine in the area.