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Dopff au Moulin Gewurztraminer 2018

Dopff au Moulin Gewurztraminer 2018
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Producer:  Dopff au Moulin
Grape Varieties:  100% Gewurztraminer
Optimum Drinking:  Within 6 years
Wine Style:  Rounded spicy white
Alcohol by Volume:  13%
Country:  France

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Dopff au Moulin Gewurztraminer 2018

Expressive, classic aromas of rose petal, jasmine and tropical fruits carry through to an opulent and beautifully structured palate with an elegant, off-dry finish.

Producer Note

The Dopff family has been winegrowers since 1574 and still manage the 70 hectare estate near the charming medieval town of Riquewihr. The vineyards are more than 300 metres above sea level, nestled in the foothills of the lower Vosges. As a family of pioneers, they were responsible for the use of the stemmed wine bottles, which today distinguish Alsace wines from other regions. In 1900, tenth generation Julien Dopff was so impressed by the Champagne tastings held in Paris' World Exhibition, he learnt the art of winemaking in Champagne for two years before returning to Alsace. After WW II Julien Dopff strongly believed that a Crémant made from local grape varieties and reflecting the terroir of Alsace should be produced and protected. In 1976, together with five other producers, he finally obtained official recognition for Crémant d'Alsace as an AOC.

Vintage

Harvest started on 6th September 2018, with Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris; the Riesling grapes were harvested from 20th September. The yields were higher than the previous year and the fruit picked was in an excellent, healthy condition, due to the warm, dry ripening period throughout the summer. The fruit offers concentrated flavours, with excellent maturity

Vineyard

The vines are pruned according to the Guyot system, with a green harvest and meticulous canopy management to ensure good light penetration and air flow. The vineyards are made up of sandy clay soils with good drainage.

Winemaking

The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity and carefully selected. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, prior to a static settling process. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, maintaining the purity of fruit and the varietal characteristics of Gewürztraminer. The wine was bottled in early spring.

Serving Suggestion

Pairs well with foie gras, Asian inspired cuisine or spicy coconut milk based dishes such as Laksa or tropical fruit desserts.

Grape

Gewürztraminer 100%

 


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