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

Melon de Bourgogne

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  • > Pays Nantais
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Community Tasting Notes 123

  • 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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  • greenblanket Likes this wine:

    April 17, 2014 - Just stupid good this time around. Deep and relatively rich but still blessed with mineral, and acid and kitchen garden herbs. It stood up perfectly to a beautiful Columbia River Springer showered with tarragon and chives and chervil.

  • rocknroller wrote: (90 points)

    March 27, 2014 - White Frenchies at Sea Change (Sea Change at the Guthrie, Mpls, MN): Pale gold color. PNP, drank 1 glass over 30 minutes. The nose is brisk, sea air, shell minerality, fresh cut honeydew melon, citrus. The palate is saline infused, mineral rich, crisp with lime and melon notes, medium finish. Perfect as expected with the oysters.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May 2011 (link)

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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 523 (51%)
  • Consumed 468 (46%)

Food Pairing

North Coast Clambake

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