Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Chardonnay Brut Nature Sans Souffre Ajoute Cremant d'Alsace 2019

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Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Chardonnay Brut Nature Sans Souffre Ajoute Cremant d'Alsace 2019

Country - France

Region - Alsace

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Dopff Au Moulin

Tasting notes - Pale golden in colour, with delicate columns of fine bubbles. Candied yellow fruit aromas entwined with a hint of smoke lead to a crisp yet velvety palate, which is harmoniously balanced with lovely structure. Refreshing, with a savoury finish.

Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Chardonnay Brut Nature Sans Souffre Ajoute Cremant d'Alsace 2019
A richly flavoured and creamy Crémant d'Alsace
displaying candied yellow fruit entwined with a nutty and
smoky character and with a lovely savoury finish.
Producer Note
Established in Riquewihr in 1574, the Dopff family has dedicated itself to producing fine
Alsatian wine for over 13 generations. A pioneering family, they were responsible for the
stemmed wine bottles, which today still distinguish Alsace wines from other regions. In
1900, tenth generation Julien Dopff was so impressed by the Champagne tastings held
in Paris, he learnt the art of winemaking in Champagne for two years before returning
to Alsace. After WWII Julien Dopff strongly believed that a Crémant made from local
grape varieties which reflected the terroir of Alsace should be protected. In 1976,
together with five other producers, Dopff finally obtained official recognition for Crémant
d'Alsace as an AOC. Their 70 hectares of vineyard are situated at 300 metres elevation,
nestled in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains and since 2020 they hold the
sustainable HVE certification.
Vintage
2019 is a fresh and elegant vintage with an excellent ageing potential.
Vineyard
The Alsace climate is characterised by the alternation of warm days and cool nights
during the autumn, which offers ideal conditions for the slow and gradual maturation of
the grapes, concentrating the fruit flavours from the warmth of the sun, while retaining
a balancing acidity from the cool nights. The Vosges Mountains act as a natural
barrier, protecting the vineyard against heavy rainfall. This reduces the risk of disease
and facilitates limited treatment in the vineyard. Dopff cultivates their vineyards using
sustainable techniques and the grapes are hand-harvested at optimal maturity.
Winemaking
The winemaking philosophy was to use minimal intervention, specifically for this cuvée,
which was vinified without the addition of sulphur throughout the entire process. The
grapes were whole bunch pressed and the first pressed juice was fermented in
stainless steel or concrete tanks, with carefully selected yeasts. The wine was bottled in
March, when it underwent the secondary fermentation in the bottle. Matured on the
lees for five months and on the slats for 20 months, adding complexity and ensuring the
finest bubbles, until disgorgement. Zero dosage.
Tasting Note
Pale golden in colour, with delicate columns of fine bubbles. Candied yellow fruit
aromas entwined with a hint of smoke lead to a crisp yet velvety palate, which is
harmoniously balanced with lovely structure. Refreshing, with a savoury finish.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%
Winemaker: Pascal Batot
Region: Alsace
Subregion: Alsace
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
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