Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Brand de Turckheim Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2018

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Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Brand de Turckheim Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2018

Country - France

Region - Alsace

Grape Varieties - Gewürztraminer 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Dopff Au Moulin

Tasting notes - Expressive notes of honey, spice and candied fruits lead to a refreshing and beautifully balanced palate. This full bodied and rich wine has great finesse. 

 

Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Brand de Turckheim Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2018

An elegant expression of Gewurztraminer with spice and
lychee fruits on a full, fleshy, ripe and rich palate with a
delightful balanced sweetness.


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
2018 was characterised as being an early vintage, of high quality but low yields. Mild
weather in February and March was followed by a severe frost at the end of April,
with snow falling above 700 metres altitude. A hot and exceptionally sunny May
ensured that flowering started in early June. The summer months saw peaks of
pleasant, sunny weather, but a distinct lack of rainfall. September was cooler and
harvest took place in good conditions, although the spring frost and summer
drought resulted in reduced yields.


Vineyard
The Grand Cru classified vineyard of Brand overlooks the town of Turckheim and
reaches an altitude of 343 metres above sea level. The wines of the Brand vineyard
have been highly reputed since the 14th century, covering 58 hectares, of which
Dopff au Moulin owns 3.2 hectares. The vineyard faces south and south-east and
features very steep slopes. The soil consists of "Turckheim granite" with black and
white micas, which is characterised by a low water retention capacity. The steep
slopes combined with the granite soils, contribute to the rapid warming of the soil,
which helps to encourage the vine to mature. The Guyot pruned vines are green
harvested and meticulous canopy management take place. Yields are extremely
low at 26 hectolitres per hectare.


Winemaking
The grapes were manually harvested at 107° Oechsle. Gentle pneumatic pressing
took place in whole bunches without crushing the grapes. A static racking of the
must was followed by a slow temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel.
The wine was stored in old oak casks on the fine lees for several months.


Tasting Note
Expressive notes of honey, spice and candied fruits lead to a refreshing and
beautifully balanced palate. This full bodied and rich wine has great finesse.


Grape
Gewürztraminer 100%

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