Dopff au Moulin Riesling Schoenenbourg Grand Cru 2014


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Country - France

Region - Alsace

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Dopff Au Moulin

Tasting notes - A discreet and complex nose with notes of minerality, citrus and pineapple, is followed by a rich, full-bodied and harmonious wine with a smooth, textured palate. The candied citrus and pepper flavours are supported by a zippy, acidity that give the wine great length. The finish is dry, powerful and elegant.A discreet and complex nose with notes of minerality, citrus and pineapple, is followed by a rich, full-bodied and harmonious wine with a smooth, textured palate. The candied citrus and pepper flavours are supported by a zippy, acidity that give the wine great length. The finish is dry, powerful and elegant.

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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
The Dopff family have 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, sheltered from the northerly winds and the rain from the west. The southerly exposure of the vineyards and favourable microclimate lend themselves to the art of producing excellent wine. As a family of pioneers, they were responsilble 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 decided to learn the art of winemaking in Champagne for 2 years before returning to Alsace. Initially, the Dopff family bought juice in barrels from Champagne, blended, processed and aged the wines in Ricquewihr. However, 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 5 other producers, he finally obtained official recognition for Crémant d'Alsace as an AOC.


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 to the Guyot system with green harvests and meticulous cannopy 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 and aromatics. After the fermentation, the wine was stored in old oak casks on its fine lees for several months, adding subtle complexity to the final wine.


Tasting Note
A discreet and complex nose with notes of minerality, citrus and pineapple, is followed by a rich, full-bodied and harmonious wine with a smooth, textured palate. The candied citrus and pepper flavours are supported by a zippy, acidity that give the wine great length. The finish is dry, powerful and elegant.


Serving Suggestion
A fantastic partner to oysters, shellfish, salmon and trout. This pairs with all fish dishes - served in a sauce, grilled, poached or pan-fried.


Grape
Riesling 100%

4970614A
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Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Alsace

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Dopff au Moulin Riesling Schoenenbourg Grand Cru 2014

Country - France

Region - Alsace

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Dopff Au Moulin

Tasting notes - A discreet and complex nose with notes of minerality, citrus and pineapple, is followed by a rich, full-bodied and harmonious wine with a smooth, textured palate. The candied citrus and pepper flavours are supported by a zippy, acidity that give the wine great length. The finish is dry, powerful and elegant.A discreet and complex nose with notes of minerality, citrus and pineapple, is followed by a rich, full-bodied and harmonious wine with a smooth, textured palate. The candied citrus and pepper flavours are supported by a zippy, acidity that give the wine great length. The finish is dry, powerful and elegant.

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