100 % Melon de Bourgogne, this wine is incredibly fresh, persistent with a surprising amount of depth from time spent on lees. This ageing process also adds a lovely, delicate creamy texture on the palate which is very well balanced by the citrus flavour profile. LIght in body with citrus, green apple and pear notes entwined with a lovely minerality. A wine that is incredibly versatile with food pairings.
Right at the edge of Brittany, Domaine de la Pépière is located in the village of Maisdon-sur-Sèvre. Marc, who grew up in the hamlet of La Pépière, created the estate in 1984. The name La Pépière has its root in the word pépie, which means thirst. When you walk above the hamlet, on the slopes where vines are planted, it is easy to understand why the place got that name. The grapes are farmed organically and are working towards biodynamic practices. Marc Olivier created his first commercial vintage in 1985 and since then has become the hallmark for natural wines in Muscadet, a region which traditionally has not given much attention to organics, terroir or ageability. Pépière’s various sites are rich in granite and gneiss and the vines range in age from 20 to over 100 years old. This combined with low yields, organic agriculture, and hand-harvesting techniques work together to create an exceptional wine with very unique qualities for this region. In the winery, whole-cluster pressing, long fermentations with indigenous yeast, minimum sulfur and extended time on the lees add to the crafting of this wonderful wine. Bottled without fining or filtering.