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

A full and aromatic expression of Gewurztraminer with
caramelised ginger and lychee fruits on a full, fleshy, ripe
and rich palate with a delightful balanced sweetness.
ProducerNote
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.

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.
TastingNote
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%


Winemaker: Pascal Batot
Region: Alsace
Subregion: Alsace Grand Cru
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%

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