Orfevre du Val
This wine, a Saint-Emilion interpretation of Riesling and a nod to Olivia Alloin’s Alsace origins, is sourced from the great Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation terroirs.
The échalas-trained vines are planted on three plots of 10 ares (a quarter of an acre) made up of clay and limestone, stretching from the foot of the Saint-Emilion slopes across a superb terrace.
Orfèvre du Val, a unique white wine vinified with the savoir-faire of a master craftsman, offers a magical tasting experience with extremely refreshing aromas of white flowers and fruits.
Tasting Note Vintage 2014
Tasting Note Vintage 2015
Tasting Note Vintage 2016
Tasting Note Vintage 2017
Tasting Note Vintage 2018
Tasting Note Vintage 2019
Tasting Note Vintage 2020
Color: magnificent yellow gold color. Nose: delicate, with papaya and citrus fruit flavours (bergamot, grapefruit), followed by honeysuckle notes. Palate: smooth, well-balanced, with a nice fruitiness in a tasty texture and good acidity. Pairing: goat's cheese, fresh or matured. Comments: a nice blink of an eye to the Alloin family's origins.
TOM MULLEN – FORBES
The 2020 is similarly a well integrated package, perhaps even a notch in quality above the previous year—with aromas of mandarin and lime, and good integration of acidity, texture and flavor in a delicious juice with a beautiful mouth feel. Both owners and the Director of Operations David Liorit thought carefully when they were asked, then wisely suggested pairing their Riesling with goat cheese.
Tasting Note Vintage 2021
Vineyard area: 30 ares (0,75 acres)
Soil types: sandy-clay / clayey limestone slopes, échalas training
Grape variety: 100% Riesling
Cultivation method: HEV 3 - rational cultivation
Winemaking technique: cold soak skin contact maceration
Ageing: in stainless steel and French oak Eggonum and wineglobes glass vessels
Annual production: 1 700 bottles