Domaine de Pepiere is situated near Muscadet in the Loire Valley and is run by Marc Ollivier who purchased the estate in 1984. The domaine's name derives from the the French word for thirsty (pepie) and Marc's remarkable wines certainly quench the thirst. There are 28 hectares in total and everything is carried out strictly according to biodynamic practices. The vines are planted on granitic soil interlaced with plenty of silica which enhances the freshness of the wines. This particular red is made from 100% Malbec (aka 'Cot' in the Loire) and is fresh and easy-going. It can be chilled in the summer to have with fish.
A vibrant cherry-red in colour. Aromas of blackcurrants, raspberries and plums. In the mouth, light and soft with a refreshing acidity with further flavours of summer red fruits and green herbs. This is not a 'keeper' and is designed for early drinking. Fantastic food wine with grilled perch with fennel, sea bass tartare or Saint-Marcellin cow's cheese.