Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Schönenbourg Grand Cru Riesling 2014


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£163.98 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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Country - France

Region - Alsace

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Dopff Au Moulin

Tasting notes - An elegant and expressive wine delivering notes of passion fruit, grapefruit and pineapple enveloped in a rich, full-bodied and harmonious palate. Candied citrus flavours and a zippy acidity lead to a long finish. 

Awards

92 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2018

Silver, DWWA , 2018

91 pts, Decanter, 2019

93 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2019

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A generous and textured wine with rich and spicy developed tones laced with underlying citrus flavours, long, dry and elegant.

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.

Vintage

2014 was characterised by a very early spring, which resulted in an early start to the growing cycle. The weather was warm and dry during the late spring and early summer, however wet and mild weather during the latter parts of the summer slowed down the vine’s development. A warm and dry September enabled the grapes to reach maturity. The wines are fresh and crisp with beautiful balance.

Vineyard

Schoenenbourg means the beautiful hill and is one of the most prestigious Grand Cru classified vineyards in Alsace. Located North of Riquewihr, the vineyard runs along the rather steep south and south-eastern flanks of the hillside, at an altitude of 265 to 380 metres above sea-level. The Dopff au Moulin Schoenenbourg vineyard covers 8.8 hectares. The vines are grown in water-retaining subsoils of keuper marl, dolomite and gypsum, which are rich in fertilising agents, overlaid with fine layers of quaternary siliceous gravel, Vosges sandstone and muschelkalk (shellbearing limestone). Pruned according to the Guyot method with green harvests and meticulous canopy management to ensure good light penetration and air flow.

Winemaking

Whole bunches were gently pneumatically pressed without crushing. Static racking of the must was followed by a slow, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel, preserving the purity of fruit. After the fermentation, the wine was stored in old oak casks on its fine lees for several months, adding subtle complexity.

Tasting Note

An elegant and expressive wine delivering notes of passion fruit, grapefruit and pineapple enveloped in a rich, full-bodied and harmonious palate. Candied citrus flavours and a zippy acidity lead to a long finish.

Grape

Riesling 100%

Awards

92 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2018

Silver, DWWA , 2018

91 pts, Decanter, 2019

93 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2019

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Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Alsace

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Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Schönenbourg Grand Cru Riesling 2014

Country - France

Region - Alsace

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Dopff Au Moulin

Tasting notes - An elegant and expressive wine delivering notes of passion fruit, grapefruit and pineapple enveloped in a rich, full-bodied and harmonious palate. Candied citrus flavours and a zippy acidity lead to a long finish. 

Awards

92 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2018

Silver, DWWA , 2018

91 pts, Decanter, 2019

93 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2019

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