Domaine de la Pepiere | Melon de Bourgone | "Clos des Briords" Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley, FR | 2019
The Briords Lieu-Dit are the oldest vines on the Pepiere estate having been planted between 1930-1950 in the granitic soils that the domaine is known for. After hand harvest, the fruit was direct-pressed and the juice settled naturally for 12 hours. It was then fermented in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts; the wine is aged on its lees in large, underground vats--8 to 9 months in the case of Briords--until bottling without fining or filtering. Briords is generally the most structured and powerful of Pepière's wines.
🧑🤝🧑 Pair with: moules frites, oysters and other shellfish, grilled cheese, fondue, anything herbaceous
🌱 Farming: Organic & Biodynamic
🥶 Serve: Cold
🍇 Grape Variety: Melon de Bourgogne
🌎 Region: Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley, FR