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"Mineral, leesy Muscadet with great precision. Very pure, with pronounced acidity, as refreshing as they come. "
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Muscadet Sur Lie, Dom. La Pepière 2020

Mineral / Citrus / Saline

Price

£ 15.50

Colour

White

Product Name

Muscadet Sur Lie

Producer

Dom. La Pepière

Region

Muscadet

Country

France

Vintage

2019

Type

Vegan, Still

Farming

Organic

Grape

Melon de Bourgogne

Volume

Bottle 75cl

Alcohol

0.12

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Marc Ollivier of Domaine de la Pépière is an example of a winemaker who has grown with his vines. In the early 1980’s Marc, whowas an engineer at the time, decided to move to the country for a slower pace of life. His father owned some vineyards in the coolAtlantic-influenced zone of Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine but was not a winemaker. Marc took over his father’s vineyards and bought aparcel called Clos de Briords from an elderly neighbour. Marc’s first vintage was 1985 and his primary goal as a winemaker at thetime was to simply complete fermentation. As such, he began fermentation using cultured yeasts and finished the wine off with adose of SO2. As Marc matured as a winemaker, he experimented with ambient yeasts and began bottling with minimal amounts ofSO2. The results were extraordinary; the wines showed greater depth, richness and complexity. Encouraged by his success, Marcbegan transitioning all his vineyards to organic and continued his minimalist approach in the winery. His racy, lemon-tinged,mineral-driven Muscadets have since become the benchmark for the region and have opened up a world of previously unknownpotential in the area. Marc’s success is a combination of good fortune (his vineyards were never touched by wine consultantsencouraging new, higher yield clones) and an open minded, experimental approach to making the best possible wines. Somepoints: • Many of Marc’s vines are 40+ years old and some of his vineyards are planted on granite soils, a rarity in the region. • Allthe vineyards are from original stock: Ollivier is the only grower in the Muscadet who does not have a single clonal selection in hisvineyards • Marc Ollivier hand harvests (a rarity in the region) and uses only natural yeasts for fermentation. Extended leescontact, often till April or May of the following year, adds added depth to the wines,The Muscadet from Pepière is an excellent example. The wine is lemony, stony and bracing on the palate.   

Taste

Mineral / Citrus / Saline

Colour

White

Product Name

Muscadet Sur Lie

Producer

Dom. La Pepière

Region

Muscadet

Country

France

Vintage

2019

Type

Vegan, Still

Farming

Organic

Grape

Melon de Bourgogne

Volume

Bottle 75cl

Alcohol

0.12

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