Domaine de la Pépière

Clos des Briords Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie Melon de Bourgogne

9.2121 ratings
9.224 pro ratings
Sèvre-et-Maine, Pays Nantais, Loire Valley, France
Melon de Bourgogne
Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

White flowers, peach blossom, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, turnip, pepper, slight lanolin, wet stone. High acidity, medium intensity and finish.

White flowers, peach blossom, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, turnip, pepper, slight lanolin, wet stone. High acidity, medium intensity and finish.

Oct 2nd, 2019
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

I could buy all that was available of this wine and not have enough. 2014 of perhaps a touch rounder than some, but that's not a complaint. I have more, but there are not enough to last the arc of this wine's life. Best white value/age deal, hands down.

I could buy all that was available of this wine and not have enough. 2014 of perhaps a touch rounder than some, but that's not a complaint. I have more, but there are not enough to last the arc of this wine's life. Best white value/age deal, hands down.

Jun 14th, 2018
Gerald Montoya

An absolute beauty. Marc Ollivier always makes a beautiful wine and Briords is always a cut above the rest, but the 2014 vintage brings a luxurious and sensual texture that compliments the minerality so well. If you see this wine, buy it. In fact, buy 2.

An absolute beauty. Marc Ollivier always makes a beautiful wine and Briords is always a cut above the rest, but the 2014 vintage brings a luxurious and sensual texture that compliments the minerality so well. If you see this wine, buy it. In fact, buy 2.

2 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2015
Ben Lehman

Always a stunner, but I'm really digging this new vintage. Elegance, intensity, and ripping sea salt inflected minerality. A vintage to cellar if I could only restrain myself

Always a stunner, but I'm really digging this new vintage. Elegance, intensity, and ripping sea salt inflected minerality. A vintage to cellar if I could only restrain myself

2 people found it helpfulAug 11th, 2015
James Rienstra

Mmm so good. On par with the 12. Razor sharp acidity.

Mmm so good. On par with the 12. Razor sharp acidity.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2015
Michael Morris

Wine Director The Park Café

9.3

Bracing acidity. Stoney, salty minerality. Crunchy and long, this is Muscadet by the case for the cellar. 2 a year for the next 6 and you'll be drinking well.

Bracing acidity. Stoney, salty minerality. Crunchy and long, this is Muscadet by the case for the cellar. 2 a year for the next 6 and you'll be drinking well.

Aug 30th, 2016
Mark Lindzy

Always great, yet somehow even better when out of magnum. #4thofjuly

Always great, yet somehow even better when out of magnum. #4thofjuly

Jul 5th, 2016
Raymond Domenico

Domaine de la Pepiere has a total show stopper here. I love this wine; ocean air, brine, lemon peel aromas. Pallet is tart citrus, green pear, white minerals and high acid. I need oysters, quick!

Domaine de la Pepiere has a total show stopper here. I love this wine; ocean air, brine, lemon peel aromas. Pallet is tart citrus, green pear, white minerals and high acid. I need oysters, quick!

Mar 10th, 2016
Leslee D. Miller

Owner and Certified Sommelier Amusée Wine Consulting

9.2

Brine, like licking the back of a wet oyster shell, racy & beaming with lemon verbena, tangelo & underripe white peach skin. Dom. de la Pépiète 'Clos des Briords' Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, a gem! #certifiablydelish

Brine, like licking the back of a wet oyster shell, racy & beaming with lemon verbena, tangelo & underripe white peach skin. Dom. de la Pépiète 'Clos des Briords' Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, a gem! #certifiablydelish

Feb 10th, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.4

Very delicious wine from low yielding vineyards. Lemon, apple burst in the front and then moves into this lees-driven creamy mid palate and mineral notes lingering.

Very delicious wine from low yielding vineyards. Lemon, apple burst in the front and then moves into this lees-driven creamy mid palate and mineral notes lingering.

Jan 20th, 2016