Domaine de la Pepière 2018 Clos des Briords Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Sur Lie
Right at the edge of Brittany, Domaine de la Pépière is located in the village of Maisdon-sur-Sèvre.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.
Clos des Briords is located on the hillsides of the river Maine. Only 3 hectares of old vines (over 60 years old) are selected for this cuvee.
Grapes are harvested manually then carried to the wine cellar with much care. The pneumatic press is filled by gravity, the grapes are not crushed. Fermentation naturally takes place in an underground vat, without any yeast and sugar addition, at a temperature of 19°C for about one month.
The Sur Lie on the label and bottle indicates the wine was left for 8-9 months on its lees without any racking giving it a silky soft texture and extra complexity.
Domaine de la Pepière 2018 Clos des Briords
NAME OF VIGNERON: Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix
LOCATION (village and region): Maisdon Sur Sèvre
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Melon de Bourgogne
TASTING NOTE: Vivid aromas of dried pear, bitter lemon, anise and herbs with hints of exotic fruit, earth and mineral notes. The palate is beautifully supple with pear and ripe apple fruit, quite firm acidity and finishing with mineral flavours that linger on the palate.
FOOD RECOMMENDATION: Very versatile wine for fresh seafood. Excellent with sushi, oysters and white fish.
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