White

2009 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

Melon de Bourgogne

  • France
  • > Loire Valley
  • > Pays Nantais
  • > Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine
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Community Tasting Notes 125

  • MLipton wrote:

    October 18, 2014 - The usual Clos de Briords character: rainwater purity, minerality and citrusy fruit. A touch of oxidation suggests that this might not make it in the long haul, but perhaps this cork was particularly suspect.

  • Bob H wrote:

    September 27, 2014 - Light yellow in the glass; a hint of lime & salinity on the nose.

    Refreshing and brisk on the palate - in a nice place right now, but I don't see any indication that this isn't capable of another decade in the cellar (although whether it will last that long in MY cellar is another question altogether).

  • Fitzi wrote:

    August 19, 2014 - Better the second day, when it shows as a wine of real distinction and character, with balance, thrust, some complexity. Delish. The first day, give it an ample decant.

  • Fitzi wrote:

    June 13, 2014 - Okay, though less interesting than I recall the last bottle being. Perhaps transitioning from youthful-fruity to adolescent-tense. Good with Salmon, showing adequate body and acidity in combination to stand up to the fatty flesh of the fish.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    May 1, 2014 - Wow! What a stellar bottle. This has really rounded out nicely, while still keeping a very fresh ocean/citrus aspect. Long and simply delicious. Perfect with the oysters.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May 2011 (link)

    (Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Clos des Briords Cuvee Vieilles Vignes) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May-11, Issue #6300006, 5/1/2011 (link)

    (Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Clos des Briords Cuvee Vieilles Vignes) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2011 (link) 18 points

    (Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie Clos des Briords) As In the glass this wine has a pale yet shimmering hue, and aromatically this is an absolute classic, and immediately puts to bed any notion that this vintage - despite any concerns I may have raised in my Loire 2009 report - might yield only atypical, undrinkable, soft and fuzzy wines. There is salt-brushed fruit, quite rich yet still so evocatively Muscadet, bright and minerally, with scents of lemon, lime and green herbs. There is a similar purity on the palate, which has an immediate confidence, bright and increasingly defined and incisive with subsequent mouthfuls. The acidity has a forthright and crunchy style, with great minerality; it keeps a wonderfully pure and focused style, despite it showing richness and a fine weight in keeping with the warmer vintage, although it is by no means fleshy or over-the-top, and it all culminates in a delectably bitter finish. This is brilliant wine - I love it!

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie Clos des Briords) From old vines, at least 80 years of age, in a 3-hectare plot with a granite terroir. The nose here is very open and expressive, the palate attractive with plenty of good fruit and a fresh and vigorous style. Nicely balanced. Hugely superior to the two domaine wine samples tasted above.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier)
  • Varietal Melon de Bourgogne
  • Designation Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes
  • Vineyard Clos des Briords
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Pays Nantais
  • Appellation Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 30 (3%)
  • In Cellars 486 (48%)
  • Consumed 505 (49%)

Food Pairing

North Coast Clambake

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