This is a unique chilli powder perfectly balancing subtle flavor and gentle hotness. Espelette chilli (Piment d'Espelette) is solely produced in the small area of Espelette in the French Basque country near the Pyrennees Mountains. In 2000, it has become the first and only spice in France to obtain the "appelation d'origine controlee" (AOC), a high quality label recognising and guaranteeing this product uniqueness and distinctiveness, while obeying to strict and traditional production methods. It even has its own yearly festival attracting more than 20,000 visitors! A must-have in any gourmet kitchen.