2017 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Château-Thébaud
The Domaine de la Pépière Château Thébaud comes from old vines in a beautiful vineyard sloping down towards the river Maine.
The granite here (granite de Château-Thébaud) is fissured and permeable by the vine roots which have access to water during dry spells and absorb micro-nutrients along the way. The grapes are hand harvested, fed into the press by gravity and undergo a one to two month fermentation with wild yeasts. The wine ages "sur-lie" for 30 months with regular battonage, contributing to the complex aromatics and richness of the wine. This 2017 Chateau Thébaud is another gorgeous and complex wine, showing a limpid platinum gold colour with ripe aromas of candied white and yellow fruits, citrus and powerful mineral flavours, with hints of anise and liquorice. Decanting will bring our the best in this superb wine that has a long life ahead of it.