2020 Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie

Domaine de la Pepiere |Muscadet |Melon de Bourgogne
Fresh, frisky, Summery white from the master of Muscadet, Marc Ollivier.
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Marc Ollivier of Domaine de la Pépière is considered not only one of the great craftsman of Muscadet, but one of the finest vignerons in the Loire.

His wines have an unusual density and richness, both for the variety and for the region. It's a product of unique terroir (mostly granite which is unusual for Muscadet in the area) meticulous viticulture, and a measured, considered approach in the cellar which have seen these wines rise above the pack.

This is the perfect place to start to get to know Marc's wines. It's a wine born of 10 to 60-year-old vines made with his traditional method of wild ferments and a time resting on lees before bottling with light filtration. 

It's excellent value from this great producer and a great way to experience real Muscadet made with care and attention. 

"It is noteworthy that Ollivier's vineyards are genetically rich as there are no clones in Ollivier's vineyards, which are increasingly tended using organic methods; the grapes are harvested by hand, with a pressing straight after harvest and no pellicular maceration. Fermentation occurs using only naturally occurring yeasts and no products at all to aid or adjust the vinification which is nearly exclusively in stainless steel where the wine stays until bottling, for months or up to three years as Ollivier deems necessary. The wines are then bottled with minimal addition of sulphur dioxide and the lightest of filtrations.

His basic cuvée, Domaine de la Pepière, Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine sur lie, comes from ten- to 60-year-old vines on high ground above the Maine, partly on Clisson granite, partly on Château Thébaud granite." - Andrew Guard, importer

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    Pale, lean, citrus, mineral and perfectly balanced. Great acidity. One of the best Muscadet I’ve had.

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