DOMAINE ACHILLEE, PINOT BLANC, 6 Bottle Case 75cl
Certified organic and biodynamic and made by a family who have farmed in this area of Alsace for more than 400 years.
A bright, eye-catching pale-yellow colour with silver flashes. The nose shows a slightly oxidative characteristic, this isn’t a fault in the wine, this was purposeful. This is followed by touches of sweet almond, and peaches as well as Mirabelle plums. The palate reveals a well-integrated acidity, then led by the peachy style contributed by the Auxerrois. The sweet almond aromas find their echo on the palate. A vivacious streak of acidity expands gradually on the palate, resulting in an elegant finish.
This wine is a perfect illustration of how the two grape varieties Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois work well together. Any lees that may remain in this cuvée can be fully enjoyed while drinking this wine.
Based in the village of Scherwiller, halfway between Strasbourg and Colmar, Domaine Achillée was not named so due to their weak ankles. Achillée is the name for yarrow, a very important plant used in biodynamic farming and one that grows abundantly on the Dietrich family’s vineyards. Their winery is rumoured to be the largest building made of straw in Europe.