Les Vins de Barbichette, Nuit Blanche
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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Les Vins de Barbichette, Nuit Blanche - 2022

Item # 48321 750mL

A skin contact Riesling from the shores of Seneca Lake. Whole cluster grapes macerate on the skins for 7 days, with twice daily punchdowns. After pressing, fermentation and aging take place in used barrels. Fresh, with stone fruit, dill, and white flower aromas, this has medium tannic structure. Pair with your favorite recipe from the Moosewood cookbook.

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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)



Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

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Staff Pick Notes

In this corporate-dominated economy, it is good to know that wine is a commodity that provides opportunity for the little guy. Les Vins de Barbichette was started in a corner of a Brooklyn coffee roastery as a hobby to share with friends. Recently Barbichette winemakers, Lou and César poured at an Astor tasting. It was refreshing to see them enthusiastically engaging with our customers and staff; real people making an honest livelihood. My favorite from their current line up is Les Nuits Blanches, a skin fermented (orange) Riesling. The wine sings with aromas of white peaches, chamomile, yellow flowers, and sour yeast. It is dry and backed by a brisk acidity that will soften with some air time. It’s fun and goes down easy. Enjoy it while watching the sunset.

- CP


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