2016 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur lie
Region: France, Loire Valley – Pays-Nantais
Farming: Mostly organic
Grape Variety: Melon de Bourgogne
Dry light-bodied white | Oysters, of course
The dialect word ‘Pépière’ (which means thirst, e.g. ‘avoir la pépiè’) had long been associated with his family land due to the presence of a well. Marc Ollivier’s wines more than match up to the promise of his land – they are clear, robust examples of granite-based Muscadet.
This is a very crisp, and clear expression of Muscadet that has a fresh spritz of lemon on nose and a creamy body to follow with lots of minerality. The classic pairing with oysters stands, but try it with ikan bilis or keropok too!