Domaine de la Pépière
The cuvee “Gras Moutons” is produced on a hilltop overlooking the river Maine in the village of St Fiacre.
The subsoil consists of gneiss and foliated rock, which allows a good deep-rooting. The soil is clayey-siliceous, and quite deep. The vineyard is planted at the top of a hill on a south-facing slop overlooking the river Maine.
Grapes are harvested manually then carried to the wine cellar which much care. The pneumatic press is filled by gravity, the grapes are not crushed. There is a very light must settling then the juice is pumped into an underground vat for one to two months without any yeast addition. The wine is matured for 9 months on its fermentation lees with a few stirrings of the lees.
• Country: France
• Region: Loire Valley
• Producer: Domaine de la Pépière
• Winemaker: Rémi Branger & Gwénaëlle Croix
• Type: Still White
• Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
• Vintage: 2019