Domaine de la Pepiere is run by Marc Ollivier who purchased the estate in 1984. The domaine's name derives from the French word for thirst (pépie) and Marc's remarkable wines certainly quench the thirst. There are 28 hectares in total and everything is carried out organically. The vines are planted on granitic soil interlaced with plenty of silica which enhances the freshness of the wines. The grapes for this particular Muscadet are from 40 year-old hand-harvested Melon de Bourgogone vines. Fermentation takes place in underground vats lined with ceramic or glass tiles, only natural yeasts are used and lees contact is lengthy (6 months) adding depth and complexity to the wine. Packed with a zesty acidity, this makes for a superb accompaniment to seafood dishes.
A bright lemon-yellow in the glass with flashes of green. Scents of citrus fruits and white blossom. On the palate, clean and fresh with an underlying minerality. Superb acidity. Great food wine. Try with baked fillets of whiting, tuna and haricots blancs gratin or crab soufflé.