Newsletter: 2022 Domaine De La Pépière 'Les Gras Mouton' Muscadet

Newsletter: 2022 Domaine De La Pépière 'Les Gras Mouton' Muscadet

Those of you who have been following along for the past few years have read about my affection for the wines of Domaine de La Pépière.

I've been personally buying and enjoying these wines for over 20 years, each and every bottle, in every vintage, is exactly as it should be: a liquid portrayal of a landscape where land meets sea. Brisk, salty, mineral and incredibly delicious. Vintage after vintage, these continue to be the best values in wine, so I continue to wonder why prices haven't risen?  

Toady, I'm proud to offer the only bottles of 2022 Domaine de la Pépière 'Les Gras Mouton' Muscadet in South Carolina.
100% Melon de Bourgogne, from a south-facing hilltop site that gazes over the Maine river, mere kilometers from the North Atlantic coast. 60 year old vines planted on gneiss, a clear distinction from Pépière's other more granite-based cuvées. The wine spends 9 months on the lees in traditional, underground, glass-lined tanks before bottling, preserving the wine's inherent, piercing minerality while imbuing wonderful texture. 

Lucid, detailed aromas of lemon, green pear, fresh fennel and raw almond with a clear iodine mineral note. The palate is classic Muscadet: taught, bright and thirst-quenching but with a deep and serious saline backbone. A traditional partner with oysters, but grab a few, as while it's supremely delicious right now, this wine is mind blowing after a few years in the cellar.
The illustrious Marc Olivier has come to be synonymous with Domaine de la Pépière. He first started the domaine with only seven hectares and a dream. Today the estate is in very capable hands with residing proprietors Rémi Branger, a local that Marc has known since he was a kid, and Gwénaëlle Croix.

Farming at the domaine is entirely organic with biodynamic practices, and while 50% of the estate’s vineyards fall within the cru limits, they only represent an average of 15% of Pépière's annual production. In some vintages they will produce less or no cru wines at all if the quality is not there. Aging on the lees is always longer than the mandated minimum. These are simply the best Muscadets one can find. 
2022 Domaine De La Pépière 'Les Gras Mouton' Muscadet - $28.99


*SPECIAL 3-PACK PRICE - $25.99/btl

To order, reply directly to this email or call me at 843.576.4845
Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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