Pépin Blanc No 08 Vin de France
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Region: Alsace, France
Grape Varieties: 25% Muscat, 22% Riesling, 21% Gewurztraminer, 18% Pinot Gris, 14% Pinot Blanc
Pépin Blanc No 08 Vin de France is a blend of traditional Alsatian white grapes. Zesty citrus, mineral with good acidity tamed by some gentle skin contact and the sweet character of the Muscat. Very easy to drink. Bring along to your dinner parties.
Song: I’ll Be You by The Replacements
Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)
Zero Sulfur Added
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Pépin Blanc No 08 Vin de France
Pépin Blanc No 08 Vin de France is a blend of traditional Alsatian white grapes. Zesty citrus, mineral with good acidity tamed by some gentle skin contact and the sweet character of the Muscat. Very easy to drink. Bring along to your dinner parties. Each variety is harvested, pressed, and fermented separately. Approximately 20% of the volume is crushed and macerated on the skins for 2-3 days. Alcoholic fermentation begins naturally using only indigenous yeasts and the wine went through full malolactic fermentation. After the completion of malolactic fermentation, the components were blended. No sulfur additions were made during the vinification of this wine. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Pépin is a partnership between Jean and Pierre Dietrich of Domaine Achillée and Xavier Couturier and Pierre Sanchez of Duo Oenologie. As producers of natural wines, the friends set out to create a line of natural wines that are more accessible to casual wine drinkers, while also supporting small independent vignerons interested in producing zero-sulfur wines. Each cuvée comes from hand-harvested, organically or biodynamically farmed grapes sourced from a small independent grower. The wines are vinified using only the naturally occurring indigenous yeasts and without any winemaking inputs, including sulfur.
Currently, Pépin is working with 15 independent growers throughout France to produce four wines: red, white, rosé, and orange that are available year-round. Each release is vinified locally with Pépin consulting on the style of the wines and performing the necessary enological testing to ensure the wines are stable and without flaws. The wines are normally bottled on-site, but at times it is necessary to ship the wine in bulk for blending and bottling at Domaine Achillée. Inevitably the blends for each cuvée will change, but the goal is for each new release to have a similar flavor profile as the previous.
This is a young project but growing quickly, and hopefully, this will be a springboard for some of the great natural winemakers of tomorrow.