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Domaine de la Pépière 'Sur Lie' Muscadet, Sevre et Maine, Loire, France

Domaine de la Pépière 'Sur Lie' Muscadet, Sevre et Maine, Loire, France

In the realm of Muscadet, Domaine de la Pépière stands as a paragon of excellence. The 2022 vintage of their 'Sur Lie' Muscadet Sevre et Maine, crafted from 100% Melon de Bourgogne grapes from organically farmed vineyards, continues this legacy. This bone-dry, racy, crisp, and mineralic white wine is not only perfect for washing down oysters but also serves as a superb cocktail white.

Product Details:

  • Vintage: 2022
  • Grape Variety: 100% Melon de Bourgogne
  • Appellation: Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine, Loire, France
  • Vineyard Practices: Organic and biodynamic farming, hand-harvested
  • Winemaking: Fermented with native yeasts, aged on lees ("sur lie") in stainless steel vats

Sensory Description: The 2022 Domaine de la Pépière 'Sur Lie' Muscadet greets you with a vibrant bouquet of pear, apple, and tropical fruits, intertwined with a subtle hint of orange peel. Its briny minerality evokes the essence of the sea, complemented by complex spice notes from its sur lie aging process. The palate is crisp and racy, showcasing a refreshing acidity and a bone-dry finish that lingers elegantly.

Winemaker's Background: Marc Ollivier, often hailed as the “Master of Muscadet,” has significantly elevated the reputation of Muscadet wines. His pioneering efforts in organic and biodynamic viticulture, alongside his dedication to artisanal winemaking, have inspired many and transformed the region. Established in 1984, Domaine de la Pépière has become synonymous with high-quality Muscadet, showcasing the full potential of the Melon de Bourgogne grape.

Serving Suggestions: The 2022 Domaine de la Pépière 'Sur Lie' Muscadet is an ideal companion for seafood, especially oysters, where its briny minerality harmonizes perfectly. Serve chilled at around 45-50°F for the best experience. It's also a versatile white wine for cocktail hour, offering a crisp and refreshing sip on warm days.

Producer's Background: Domaine de la Pépière is situated in Maisdon-sur-Sèvre, southeast of Nantes, in the Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine appellation of the Loire Valley. Marc Ollivier founded the estate in 1984 with the aim of highlighting the unique terroir of Melon de Bourgogne. The domaine's vineyards feature a variety of soil types, including granite, gneiss, and gabbro, with vines averaging 40 years of age. Certified organic and biodynamic, Domaine de la Pépière is committed to sustainable practices and minimal intervention winemaking, producing some of the finest expressions of Muscadet.


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