Cuvée « Domaine de la Pépière » is produced on a 12-hectares land. This vineyard is located on the hillside of Maine, on highly stony soil. The vines are 25 years old on average.
The subsoil is granitic (GRANITE of Clisson and GRANITE of Château-Thébaud). The soils are very filtering, with lots of gravel. These characteristics allow an early ripening.
Grapes are harvested manually, then are carried to the wine cellar with much care. The pneumatic press is filled by gravity, and grapes are not crushed. A very slight racking enables the yeasts which are naturally present, to induce fermentation. This cuvée is left on its lees until spring, without any racking.