A bright, medium orange colour with subtle cloudiness showing the unfined, unfiltered approach. The intense nose shows lots of orange zest, ripe stone fruit, exotic tea leaves, mandarin orange and some floral notes. Dry, intense, medium bodied with a light, zesty phenolic grip, lots of racy, mineral acidity, a spiciness - lots of baking spice, stony minerality, blossom, citrus zest and a very long finish.
Pied de Cuve are Little Farm's natural wines. these are wines that receive almost no intervention from start to finish and are therefore a pure reflection of the place, the grape and the vintage. Pied de Cuve is a technique to start a fermentation using only the yeasts that are naturally occurring on the skin of the grapes.
2022 was a beautiful year. Not as hot as 2021 and initially looking like a cool and wet year, things changed early in the summer and the second half of the years was one of the warmest on records. The wines show great freshness and elegance, great flavour and moderate alcohol levels. The organic Riesling grapes were foot trodden and left to ferment naturally on the skins for around 14 days before gentle pressing and then finishing their fermentation and spending another 8 months ageing on the lees in stainless steel before settling then bottling unfined and unfiltered in August 2023.