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Producer: Dopff au MoulinGrape Varieties: 100% GewurztraminerOptimum Drinking: Within 10 yearsWine Style: Fat rounded spicy wineAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
LOCAL SOIL CHARACTERISTICS
Overlooking the town of TURCKHEIM, the "BRAND" faces south and south-east. It reaches 343 m. of altitude. The soil consists of "Turckheim granite" with black and white micas. It is characterised by little water retention capacity. The BRAND covers 58 hectares and DOPFF "Au Moulin" owns 3.2 hectares.The very steep slopes combined with the granite favour a very quick warming up of the soil. RIESLING, PINOT GRIS and specially GEWURZTRAMINER are making the reputation of this area since the 14th century.
VINIFICATION Grape variety : 100% GEWURZTRAMINER grapes, picked by hand on October 17 2005 with 14.9% potential alcohol. Grapes have been pressed entirely without crushing. Static racking of the must was followed by a slow temperature controlled fermentation. Later the wine was stored in old oak casks with the fine lees during several months. Finally this wine was bottled in June 2006
Alc./vol. : 13.5 % Vol.
Residual sugar : 27 g/l
Acidity: 2.6 g/l (H2SO4); 4 g/l (tart.)
Appearance: golden yellow, with an attractive brilliance
Nose: dry fruit aromas with smoky nuances
Taste: the entry is elegant, fine and racy. The palate is fat, with candied fruit flavours and developing dry grape notes
TO SERVE WITH
"Aperitif wine "par excellence". Perfect with foie gras, strong cheese and exotic food
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