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Producer: Dopff au MoulinGrape Varieties: 100% RieslingOptimum Drinking: Within 12 yearsWine Style: Full bodied white with ripe fruitAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
LOCAL SOIL CHARACTERISTICS
SCHOENENBOURG (The beautiful Hill) is one of the most prestigious sites in Alsace. Situated to the North of Riquewihr, the vineyard runs along the rather steep south and south-east flanks of the hillside, at an altitude of 265 to 380 meter. It covers an area of 53.4 hectares, over a water-retaining subsoil of keuper, marl, dolomite and gypsum, rich in fertilizing agents, overlaid with fine layers of quaternary siliceous gravel, Vosges sandstone and muschelkalk.DOPFF "Au Moulin" owns 8.8 hectares. On the SCHOENENBOURG, RIESLING is KING. SUPERFICIE DU VIGNOBLE DOPFF 8.8 hectares
VINIFICATIONGrape variety : 100 % RIESLING grapes, picked by hand with 13.6%vol 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 on fine lees during several months. Finally this wine was bottled in December.
ANALYSESAlc./vol. : 13%Residual sugar : 10.5 g/lAcidity: 4.5 g/l (sulf) – 6.92 (tart.)Shelf life : 10 to 12 years
TASTINGAppearance : pale golden colourNose : fine, floral and fruity noseTaste : ample entry, rather full bodied, well balanced wine with a long and strong acidity. The final shows some over-ripe notes with slight pineapple aromas.
TO SERVE WITHIt goes well with oysters, shellfish and trout "au bleu". Indeed it is excellent with all fish whether served in a wine sauce, meunière, grilled, braised, oached, fried, in aspic, as quenelles, or as a fish stew.
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