Muscadet "Clos des Briords", Domaine de la Pepiere 2019 (Loire, France)

100% Melon de Bourgogne. Clos des Briords is a lieu-dit in which Marc has long held 3 hectares of massale vines planted from 1930 to 1950. These are the oldest vines of the estate, planted on soils of granite de Thébaud, which differs from granite de Clisson in containing more feldspar and clay--it is cooler, slower ripening, holds and drains water well, supplies more nutrients and is looser (so roots can go deep to the hard granite mother rock). Crisp and fresh, but at the same time round and complex with smokey minerality bright citrus.