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Domaine de la Pépière

Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Château-Thebaud 2019


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Loire

Type: White Wine

Grape: Melon de Bourgogne

Domaine de la Pépière is one of the top estates in the Muscadet, run by Mark Olivier. Olivier harvests by hand and makes wine naturally, with zero pesticades, extended lees aging, and minimal intervention in the winemaking process, which is rare in Muscadet. 

The Pépière holding in the cru of Château Thébaud is 14 hectares of vines up to 65 years old on a south-facing slope. The farming is organic and harvest and all work by hand. The farming is certified-organic and the all vineyard work including harvest is manual. As with the all Pepière wines, the clusters are direct-pressed 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 in large, underground, glass-lined cement tanks.

This bottling is typically the most austere, saline and mineral of the line-up.