Monnières-Saint Fiacre Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine

2015

100% Melon de Bourgogne. Pépière has vines in a couple of different zones of the cru of Monnières-St.-Fiacre (including the lieu-dit of Gras Moutons which is separately bottled). The site for this bottling features 60-year-old vines on fine, sandy, gneiss-rich soils. As for all Pépière vines and wines, the farming is organic and the harvest and all work by hand. The fruit is direct-pressed in whole clusters and the juice settled naturally for 12 hours. It is then fermented in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts; the wine is aged on its lees for 2 to 2.5 years in large underground vats. It is bottled without fining or filtering.

 

 

94 points
"...a beautiful wine, soaring from the glass in a vibrant aromatic blend of lemon, bread fruit, gentle leesiness, wet stone minerality, just a touch of ocean breeze and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is pure, focused, full-bodied and perfectly balanced, with a lovely core, superb mineral drive, bright acids and a long, complex and zesty finish. This is the first vintage I can recall tasting from Domaine de la Pépière from this outstanding vineyard site and it is outstanding. Simply superb Muscadet! 2018-2040."
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, Issue #77

SKU/Code: 
DB2006-15
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Melon de Bourgogne
Farming Type: 
Organic