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 sulphur.
This is a young project but growing quickly, and hopefully this will be a springboard for some of the great natural winemakers of tomorrow.