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Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Schonenbourg Grand Cru Riesling 2018

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Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Schonenbourg Grand Cru Riesling 2018

  • Grapes Riesling 100%
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace Alsace Grand Cru
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    ResidualSugar: 6
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Pascal Batot
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • 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, dry finish.
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 280 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.

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-hectare vineyard is situated at 300 metres elevation, nestled in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains and since 2020 they hold the HVE certification for sustainability.  

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