Whites — Muscadet
Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet 2022
Where - Loire Valley, France
What - Melon De Bourgogne
Body - Light
Style - Contemplate
Domaine de la Pépière in Maisdon sur Sèvre in the Muscadet, is one of the greatest eststes of the Loire Valley and is a standout in the region for several reasons. Access to old vines - the vines are old, some over 70 years and all are planted 'selection massale'. Selection massale is an ancient and laborious method of replanting by taking the cuttings from the old and best vines.
Very fresh always, with expressive white pear fruit. The palate is both tight and supple, although the feeling is very direct and refreshing. Fine acid underpins the wine - it's lightly stony core with a fine cushion of elegant fruit and lovely lingering minerality. A wine to drink over the next 3 to 5 years, it has a more herbal and floral bouquet than the pure granite-based wines.