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2009 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson
Melon de Bourgogne
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Community Tasting Notes 57
560 B&W Likes this wine: (89 points)
January 16, 2015 - Good balance. Meal might have been too spicy to show as well as it could. Still felt some complexity was missing. 12%
Anonymous wrote: (88 points)
September 13, 2014 - Sans notes
Rico100 wrote: (93 points)
September 2, 2014 - Excellent blend of creamy yet stone mineral taste.
markjanes Likes this wine: (87 points)
August 15, 2014 - whitish yellow rim, clear. aromatically more minerals than fruit... some mild citrus and apple... no oak, no malo, very little leesiness. on the palate dry with high acidity, no discernable spritz, low palate weight, low alcohol. great balance, good length, ok intensity and complexity. wine has finesse, a very fine texture, good expression of place. i think this wine is over hyped a bit by natural wine folks... it lacks the complexity, depth of flavor, mineral tension that the low 90 ratings would imply to me.
August 3, 2014 - Opened y/day. I like this much better today, as the apple sauce note from y/day, that weight is less and the wine has more lean edges, more energy today. Bitter lemon, almost a tonic water-like note, mineral, green apple, pear. Needed air, as it really helped advance the wine's complexity.
Pro Reviews 3
View From the Cellar
By John Gilman
Jan/Feb 2012, Issue #37, The Annual Loire Valley Report: The 2010 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems
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By Chris Kissack
December 2011 (link) 18.5 points
(Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson) A pale hue - nothing unusual about that considering the cool-climate origins - and yet this belies the hugely expressive nose which is minerally and sherbetty, stuffed with crushed rocks and sliced lemon citrus zest, with just a little hint of creamy substance in the background perhaps denoting the richness of the vintage. It doesn't have the profound intensity of Andre-Michel Brégeon's 2004 Gorges, but it comes close, despite the fact that Brégeon's wine spent about double the amount of time on the lees that this one has. The start of the palate is fresh and sappy, and yet laden down with substance and breadth. Through the middle it shows this weight more clearly, although this comes with a fine, precise, very linear acid backbone which persists through to the finish. It is lively and substantial, with a very long, sappy, citrus-infused finish. There are beautiful tones of stone fruit and white pepper swirling around in the centre of the wine, which has quite savoury tones. Deliciously complex, this is an exciting, vigorous, beautifully composed wine which is a delight to drink now, despite my occasional twinge of infanticide-related guilt as I think this will go for many, many years in the cellar.
By Chris Kissack
January 2011 (link) (17.5-18.) points
(Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson) This is due to be bottled in November 2011. It has a very bright definition, lovely tension despite the warm vintage, with the suggestion of a good mineral crunch on the nose. The palate has a good substance with proper definition here, with well-framed sides to the wine. Tense, full of mineral substance, very vivacious and vigorous in the mouth, this is a wine which holds bags of promise. Clearly it is not yet finished but if this holds up in bottle it should be magnificent.
- Vintage 2009
- Type White
- Producer Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier)
- Varietal Melon de Bourgogne
- Designation Clisson
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Loire Valley
- SubRegion Pays Nantais
- Appellation Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine
- Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
- In Cellars 316 (60%)
- Consumed 203 (39%)