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Achillee Pepin Orange NV

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Get to know: Achillee Pepin Orange NV

Tasting Note

This is a fabulous orange wine from Alsace. The colour is simply stunning: copper/smoked salmon. On the nose it’s about the spice: coriander, pepper, ginger. Hints of grapefruit and orange, really perfumed. Palate is intense and very focused with those spices and exotic citrus, a bit of apricot, very fine but obvious tannins. Very long too.  A great aromatic blend that work perfectly with that skin contact.

Try this with some roasted pumpkin and goats cheese.

Kate Says

"This has all the classic Alsace aromatic varieties which really work well when there's slightly heavier skin-contact. It has a richer texture, lots of sweet spice, ripe fruit and firmer tannins, a great orange for someone a bit further along their natural wine journey and great for food pairing."

Producer Info

Achilles entire vineyard has been organically farmed for over twenty years and biodynamic since 2003. Scattered throughout central Alsace, their grapes benefit from the best care from their fabulous team. The very varied terroir is made up of gravel, sandstone, clay, granite and shale. The diversity of their vineyard, enhanced by a large amount of manual work and non-interventionist vinification, allows for great typicity in the wines. They vinify all Alsatian grape varieties naturally, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Sylvaner, Muscat, exclusively with native yeasts and without any input during fermentation.

This is a blend of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Auxerrois, Silvaner and PInot Gris. Skin contact is 4 days, No added sulphites: <10 mg/L, unfiltered.

France, Alsace