Domaine de la Pépière Château Thébaud Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne 2014

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We haveandnbsp;lots of love and admiration forandnbsp;Muscadet in all its forms, but itand#39;s tough to find a producer we enjoy more than Marc Olivier at Domaine de la Pepiere. Chateau-Thebaud is sourced from 65-year-old Melon de Bourgogne planted in fissured granite that gives the Chateau-Thebaud cru its name.andnbsp; Marc Olivier and his partner Remi Branger believe these grapes require the most lees contact before bottling, usually on the order of 36-42 months on lees in underground tank (so long the wine legally can't qualify for the sur lie label). The 2014, just released, is lean, salty, and most of all intense with almost a struck flint quality to its finish.andnbsp; Ripe citrus, sea spray, and stones emerge from this still young bottle of Muscadet.andnbsp; Lovely now with a decant and richer seafoods, this is an exemplary candidate for further aging on the order of 10 andndash; 20 years!

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