2007 Domaine de la Pépière Classique Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

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According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Mark Ollivier’s 2007 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie smells of fresh almond, bitter-sweet flowers, and oyster shell. With a surprising softness for its genre, and with a juicy generosity of apple and almond that reminds me slightly of a true Pinot Blanc, this deposits subtly bitter chalk and iodine notes in its finish." (08/08) Marc Olivier hand harvests, a rarity in the region, uses natural yeasts, waits for the wine to finish and bottles with a very light filtration. This is from vineyards around 40 years old with a particularly good exposition on a plateau overlooking the river Sèvre. All the vineyards are from original stock; Ollivier is the only grower in the Muscadet who does not have a single clonal selection in his vineyards. This beauty is bright, salty and not unlike young Mosel wine with a bit more alcohol it is uber fresh and a joy to drink. A really great vintage for this bottling...This heroic vigneron does in Muscadet with old vines, granitic soils and low yields what others dream of in much more "serious" appellations.

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