Domaine de la Pépière
Cuvée « Domaine de la Pépière » is produced on a 12-hectares land. This vineyard is located on the hillside of the Maine, on a highly stony soil. The vines are 25 years old on average.
The subsoil is granitic (Granite of Clisson and Granit of Château-Thébaud). The soils are very filtering, with lots of gravel. These characteristics allow an early ripening.
Grapes are harvested manually, then are carried to the wine cellar with much care. The pneumatic press is filled by gravity, and grapes are not crushed. A very slight racking enables the yeasts which are naturally present, to induce fermentation. This cuvée is left on its lees until spring, without any racking.
• Country: France
• Region: Loire Valley
• Producer: Domaine de la Pépière
• Winemaker: Rémi Branger & Gwénaëlle Croix
• Type: Still White
• Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
• Vintage: 2019