Dopff & Irion
Based in the Hansel and Gretal-like village of Riquewihr in the heart of Alsace, this highly respected producer, dating back to the 16th century is now in the hands of the Cave de Pfaffenheim. Established in 1957 by the growers of the villages of Pfaffenheim and Gueberschwir, this is one of the top cooperatives in Alsace. There is a very focused and evironmentally friendly vineyard regime, all grapes are handpicked and a great deal of investment has gone into the winery.
A deep ruby colour in appearance. Packed with pleasant aromas of red berries and notes of strawberry and raspberry. The wine has a lovely round palate with discreet tanins and good aromatic persistence on the finish.
A fabulous match for cheese, particularly goat’s cheese and brie. A beautiful wine to drink with grilled beef, roast poultry with a crispy skin, or barbecued meat.