While not considered the top cru from Marc Olivier and the team at Domaine de la Pepiere, Clos des Briords is always the most limited and holds a special place for our clients. The estate's oldest massalle selection vines were planted between the '30s and '50s on a granite bed and farmed organically. The minerality is the main focus with citrus fruits, white flower petals, rich leesy notes, and a refreshing bone-dry finale. The traditional pair is with oysters and so much more interesting than your typical Muscadet quaffer. As we have said for years, this very Champagne-Esque minus the bubbles, aging very well for a wine this modest in price. 2020 is another atypical year for the Loire, and even though it was a warm vintage, the wines are fresh, with an excellent balance of acidity, fruit, and terroir. Another fantastic vintage for this wine is that we have an early jump here with the only available bottles in the USA.