Domaine de la Pépière, 2017 Update

Although the range of wines in the portfolio is considerably smaller here, after Luneau-Papin there is just one other domaine where I look forward to tasting the wines just as much. And that domaine is, of course, Domaine de la Pépière. Whereas at other domaines it is often the more prestigious cuvées that tend to get my blood pumping, the likes of L d’Or from Luneau-Papin, Fief du Breil from Jo Landron or Gorges from Vincent Caillé, here it seems just about every cuvée has the ability to do that. Even the domaine’s entry-level Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie cuvée should not be overlooked, although the truth is when buying for my own drinking (and I do buy and drink these wines) the striking quality of the Clos des Briords cuvée means it is always worth spending up for this, especially as the difference in price comes down to nothing more than a couple of bobbins and washer or two.

Domaine de la Pépière

At this most recent tasting the domaine and the wines remained true to form. Even though I tasted them close to the end of a long day of swirling and spitting, the purity and energy in these wines still shone out, clear for all to see.

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