Dimaine De La Pepiere 'St. Fiacre' 2018
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From 3 hectares in the cru of Monnières-St.-Fiacre (not including their lieu-dit of Gras Moutons in MSF which is separately bottled). Here, the vines average around 60 years old on fine, sandy, limestone soils rich in gneiss (compressed granite) on a south-facing slope. The farming is certified-organic and the all vineyard work including harvest is manual. As for the all Pepière wines, the clusters are direct-pressed and the juice settled naturally for 12 hours. It is then fermented in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts; the wine is aged on its lees in large, underground, glass-lined cement tanks, in the case of Monnières-St. Fiacre for 2.5-3 years (which by the way disqualifies it from the "sur lie" designation). The palate is round and ripe and supple with white fruits and minerals. This is a superb Muscadet to drink over the next ten years, also decant for the best showing.