Domaine de la Pepiere Sevre et Maine Muscadet 'Clisson' 2009

White Wine from Loire, France

Item No. 120331
  • white wine
  • W&S95
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Winemaker's Notes

Formerly known as Granite de Clisson, the 2009 Clisson is the third release of this very special cuvee. The granite in the soil surrounding the village of Clisson has a higher percentage of mica, silica and quartz than in Briords or other granite-based Muscadets; resulting in greater minerality and complexity of the wine.

Critical Acclaim

"Marc Ollivier grows this at a two-acre parcel of 60- to 90-year-old vines planted on the granite of the Massive Armoricain; he and several other growers on this terroir now create special bottlings under the Granite de Clisson label. This wine ages for 24 months on the lees, developing a brilliant depth of flavor that sets it apart from its siblings. The color is platinum, the scent a compelling mix of lime, orange blossom, fig and sage. There's a brothy richness, like an infusion of lobster shells, a ripe juiciness that's focused and firmed up along its silken texture. Destined to become a classic..."
95 Points

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Learn About Domaine de la Pepiere

Marc Ollivier"s Muscadet-sur-Lie is the authentic item - it has lees contact until the time of bottling. This extended contact gives it the crispness that makes Muscadet so refreshing. It is the traditional way to make Muscadet, but has become the exception as growers and shippers rush to bottle technically correct wines by early January. Ollivier hand harvests, uses natural...

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Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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