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Domaine de la Pépière La Pépie Côt

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Vintage: 2022
Region: Loire Valley, France
Viticulture: Organic
Grape Varieties: 85% Malbec and 15% Merlot

Domaine de la Pépière La Pépie Côt is produced with Côt, also named Malbec in other places. This grape variety used to grow in the Nantes area’s vineyard during the 20s and 30s. It has disappeared since then. Part of the vineyard of “Domaine de la Pépière” was replanted with plants coming from old vines of Clos Roche Blanche in Touraine. Medium-bodied with red and black berry fruits, herbal and floral, with touches of earthy spice on the finish.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Blackberry, Red Berries

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Louis/Dressner Selections

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Domaine de la Pépière La Pépie Côt

Domaine de la Pépière La Pépie Côt is produced with Côt, also named Malbec in other places. This grape variety used to grow in the Nantes area’s vineyard during the 20s and 30s. It has disappeared since then. Part of the vineyard of “Domaine de la Pépière” was replanted with plants coming from old vines of Clos Roche Blanche in Touraine. The grapes are harvested manually at full ripening. The grapes are destemmed and in a tank for a week. A 4-day cold fermentation is carried out before maceration. Only the free-run juices are kept for this cuvee. There is a 5-month maturation in stainless steel vat. Medium-bodied with red and black berry fruits, herbal and floral, with touches of earthy spice on the finish.

About Domaine de la Pépière

The estate was established by Marc Ollivier in 1984, Remi Branger joined him in 2007, followed by Gwénaëlle Croix in 2012. Marc had experience in the winemaking world from working for several years with his uncle in his winemaking estate which is in the same area as Domaine de la Pépière. Remi studied viticulture and then joined Marc at his estate. Gwénaëlle never had any contact with the winemaking world (she was trained as an engineer, and had worked in industry for ten years before entering the world of wine). In 2006, they stopped using herbicides, opting instead to plow and lightly rake the soil. In 2007, they took their organic work a step further by treating vines only with copper, sulfur, and several plant-based preparations. They harvest nettles, comfrey, and horsetail along the Maine River and use these plants by steeping them, fermenting them, or in the form of decoctions. Biodynamic preparations are used to reinforce the vines against disease and help the micro-biological life of the soils. The whole estate is certified in organic viticulture and is in transition to a biodynamic certification.