Heat Level 2 to 3 As it is with Champagne, only specific regions of France can use the name Piment D'espelette for this chile pepper. The color is yellow to orange with hints of red. The flavor is a bit stronger than paprika with a light smoky fruit aroma. This chile can have a heat unit level between 1,000 to 9,000 on the Scoville heat units scale. We recommend storing this in an air tight container, as this chile oxidizes quickly. For this reason, we only sell this item in 4 ounce air tight, resealable packages. Use in classic French dishes with mayonnaise, eggs, cheese, sauces, spice rubs, or in savory and sweet dishes.