Pepiere Muscadet de Sevre et Main Sur Lie 2013
Encouraged by his success, Marc began transitioning all his vineyards to organic and continued his minimalist approach in the winery. His racy, lemon-tinged, mineral-driven Muscadets have since become the benchmark for the region and have opened up a world of previously unknown potential in the area. Marc's success is combination of good fortune (his vineyards were never touched by wine consultants encouraging new, higher yield clones) and an open minded, experimental approach to making the best possible wines. Some points: Many of Marc's vines are 40+ years old and some of his vineyards are planted on granite soils, a rarity in the region. All the vineyards are from original stock: Ollivier is the only grower in the Muscadet who does not have a single clonal selection in his vineyard.
Three and a half glasses
Made from Melon de Bourgogne, this white is dry, crisp and refreshing, and always what I pull when I'm having fresh oysters. Light to medium-bodied, with distinctive minerality, an almost briny character, and an enticing, soft mouthfeel.
OMG!!!! wow, A MUST BUY!!!!!!!!! out standing, very pale straw colour , 12% Abv, slightly yeasty nose, smells of fresh essence of citrus, and slight green apple. first taste; just blown away!!!! high acidity, perfectly balanced, very light body!!!!!!! short to meddium finish. this wine is a "Sur Lie" meaning as the dead yeast cells fall into the wine, they are left in the wine, as is the raft created by the yeast cells that float to the top, both the raft and the dead yeast cells with in the wine are left with in for further fermentation, this prolongs shelf life/freshness, and creates a unique flavour profile of complexity and stability, this wine is made with stainless steel fermentation preserving the freshness and outstanding quailties that lay with in the grapes. rating: 90 Grapes!!
simple, light, and fruity wine that is extremely quaffable. One of the few good wines for under $10
A wonderful find, like a softer Gruner Veltliner. Just the right amount of minerality, light enough for summer, but not afraid of pairing with food. My kingdom for a nice grilled trout to go with this.
If you enjoy Pinot Grigio and Chablis, you will enjoy this Muscadet (different). Can't beat the price! Just the right touch of sparkle. The nose and taste will be pleasantly surprized. Best kept secret in white wines under $15.
External Reviews for Pepiere Muscadet de Sevre et Main Sur Lie
Bold and extroverted, this has an unusually ripe fruitiness while remaining firmly encased in a brisk structure, strongly marked by pungent aromas of oyster shells and crushed stones.
The basic (but by no means simple) Pepiere 2009 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie is scented with green apple, lime, quarry dust, and a hint of elder flower. Low-key, soft to the touch for Muscadet, but highly refreshing; and tinged with citrus rind, crushed stone, and iodine, it finishes with mouth-watering persistence. I would plan to enjoy it over the next 18 months.
Light, bright straw. White flowers, lemon curd, orange peel and minerals on the nose. Vibrant, precise citrus and floral flavors are underscored by zesty minerals, which add clarity and tangy lift. Pure and brisk on the finish, which repeats the orange note. This surprisingly approachable wine reminds me a bit of chenin blanc.
The hot new summertime white, Muscadet, hails from the mouth of the Loire River on the west coast of France, making it an excellent choice with any salty snack foods or light seafood dishes (especially shellfish), though it drinks really well on its own. Medium-bodied and crisp, but with a slight creaminess from the sur lie aging, the Peacute;piegrave;re is a stellar alternative for Chardonnay drinkers looking for something less oaky, or Sauvignon Blanc drinkers looking for something with a little more kick!
The hot new summertime white, Muscadet, hails from the mouth of the Loire River on the west coast of France, making it an excellent choice with any salty snack foods or light seafood dishes (especially shellfish), though it drinks really well on its own. Medium-bodied and crisp, but with a slight creaminess from the sur lie aging, the Pépière is a stellar alternative for Chardonnay drinkers looking for something less oaky, or Sauvignon Blanc drinkers looking for something with a little more kick!
Ollivier's 2008 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Les Gras Moutons Cuvee Eden (from a rocky sector already well known through Claude Branger's routinely exceptional eponymous cuvee) is surprisingly demure in the nose, suggesting fresh lemon and sea breeze. But it comes onto the palate with bracing lashings of brine, lemon zest, grapefruit, and sour cherry, drawing saliva from beneath your jaw with palpable force, then finishing with an exuberant tartness and salinity that I find irresistible. Count on this for versatile delight over at least the next two years not, of course, that one should miss out on tasting it in its energetic youth.
Food Pairings for Pepiere Muscadet de Sevre et Main Sur Lie
Dietary Information: Organic
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