2005 Domaine de la Pépière "Cuvée Eden" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 1.5L

SKU #1072568

89 points Wine Spectator: "Elegant, with lots of mineral and sea salt flavors, backed by a hint of lemon peel. The finish is long and fresh. Drink now. 875 cases imported." (05/07) According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Mark Ollivier is one of the leaders in his appellation, working with all pre-clonal vines and never rushing his young wines off their lees. Ollivier recently began bottling a separate cuvee from vines in a neighbor’s eroded gneiss soil, and the 2005 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Cuvee Eden shows excellent promise that this site will convey special distinction. With aromas of fresh apple and flowers accompanied by pleasantly bitter notes of apple pit and citrus zest, it displays considerable richness of fruit and overt oyster-shell and wet stone mineral austerity, along with persistent pip and zest bitterness and nutty piquancy." (08/07)

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Varietal:

Melon de Bourgogne

- A white wine grape that originated in Burgundy, Melon de Bourgogne has, sadly, essentially vanished from that region. But fans of the varietal need not despair; its virtual disappearance from this pricy zip code has not prevented it from thriving in the Loire Valley, where it is made into the affordable, zippy, mineral, citrusy wines of Muscadet that pair so well with oysters. The best of those wines come from the region Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine. It is sometimes simply referred to as Muscadet.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.
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