2018 Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Monnieres Saint Fiacre

2018 Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Monnieres Saint Fiacre

Loire Valley, FRANCE
$54. 99 Bottle
$659.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

While Domaine de la Pépière are quiet achievers, fine wine devotees agree they are one of the greatest estates in the Loire Valley. Their reputation comes from the vibrancy and density of the wines which reflect their terroir of mostly decomposed Granite, Gabbro and Gniess. There are 28 hectares of vines with 8 hectares planted on the granite of Clisson in the more southerly part of the appellation, another 12 hectares further north on the granite of Château Thébaud, both of which contain veins of metamorphic gneiss with amphibolite stones.

Domaine de la Pépière has again produced this superb Cru Communal in the new appellation Muscadet Monnières-Saint Fiacre, from old vines on gneiss terroir with topsoils of sand and gravel, formerly part of the Cuvée Eden and Gras Moutons. Slow two month fermentation followed by 24 months of aging on the lees. A wine that is a bit softer and more aromatic than the stately Château-Thébaud, the Monnières-Saint Fiacre shows a bit more fruit in the lovely aromas of pear, citrus, herbs and stone. The palate is round and ripe and supple with white fruits and minerals. This is a superb Muscadet to drink over the next ten years, also decant for the best showing.