Maisdon-sur-Sèvre, LOire VALLEY
Domaine de la Pépière was established in 1984 by Marc Olliveir at the edge of Brittany in the town of Maisdon-sur-Sèvre. Remi Branger joined in 2007 and helped spearhead the switch to organic farming, which currently employs some biodynamic principles as well.
Domaine de la Pépière consists of 35 hectares of old vines, starting at 40-years-old located on a plateau overlooking the river Sèvre. They hand harvest all of the grapes, use natural yeasts, and rest the wines on their lees for an extended period, all the way until bottling.
The wines of Pépière are crisp wines with a mineral, almost saline, quality that will make you wish for oysters and a seaside perch on which to enjoy it.