Pépin Blanc Lot 08 VDF
Aperitif hour or with a creamy dessert.
Alsace, France : Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Sylvaner, Riesling
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Pépin Blanc Lot 08 VDF - Pépin
A product of the organic project coordinated by Pierre Dietrich (of Domaine de L’Achillee). The way the Pépin wine project works means there are lot numbers rather than vintages, with each organic wine batch following each other rather than seeing yearly gaps like you usually would. The Pépin whites, or blancs, are usually grapes that give you a recognisable fruit-forwardness.
Pépin Lot 08 is no exception, a fruity slightly hazy and fresh white wine that is perfect for natural wine novices. It's noticeably natural, but not overly funky.
A blend of Muscat, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc this time around, it’s a thirsty wine with a slightly spicy and sweet finish from the inclusion of Muscat and some mellow stonefruit to be noted from gentle skin contact.
Brothers Jean and Pierre Dietrich of the historic Domaine Achillée, have collaborated with fellow Alsatian winemakers Xavier Couturier and Pierre Sanchez of Duo Oenologie, to create Pépin.
The label blends the best biodynamic grapes from their farms and beyond, working with 15 independent growers to support developing farms in the natural wine industry. Changeable depending on the grapes they buy, Pépin wines show the strong personal craftsmanship of their maker's hand. The growers are all friends who all have been working organically.
They don’t follow the usual vintage to vintage structure and instead work to ‘lots’, meaning that customers can enjoy Pépin Blanc all year round. Batch to batch the winemaker and content may change, but the ethos and label stay the same. The product is pure, natural wine such as the crisply dry Blanc Sec, elegantly bottled without filtration or SO2- deliciously clean but beautifully cloudy.
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