Domaine de la Pépiere 'Monnières-Saint Fiacre' Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, France 2018
One of the undisputed great domaines within Muscadet Sèvre et Maine is Domaine de la Pépiere. The name is synonymous with quality & terroir. Monnières-St-Fiacre, planted in sandy limestone on gneiss, is the first officially designated cru in Muscadet. Prior to this being a cru, Pépière would occasionally produce this wine as Cuvée Eden, and/or it would go into Gras Moutons. Pépière owns 3.35 hectares within the cru. The vines were planted in 1948, 1984, and 1991. The wine is lively with lovely floral notes.
Pairing: Oysters, crudo, shellfish
Grape: Melon de Bourgogne, The wine is aged on its fine lees for 24 to 30 months in large underground vats with occasional batonnage
Soil: sandy limestone on gneiss