Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Schonenbourg Grand Cru Riesling 2016

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Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Schonenbourg Grand Cru Riesling 2016

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. 

 

Dopff Au Moulin Alsace Schonenbourg Grand Cru Riesling 2016

A generous, floral and textured wine with rich and spicy
developed tones laced with underlying citrus and peach
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 and since 2020 they hold the
sustainable HVE certification.
Vintage
2016 was characterised as a late year, which produced dry, fresh and fruit-driven
wines.
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 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.
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 matured 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, dry finish.
Grape
Riesling 100%
Winemaker: Pascal Batot
Region: Alsace
Subregion: Alsace Grand Cru
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%

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