Dopff & Irion
Based in the Hansel and Gretal-like village of Riquewihr in the heart of Alsace, this 27 ha, highly respected producer, created by the marriage of two of Alsace’s wine families, was established in 1945. The historic Château de Riquewihr which dates back to the 16th Century, now Dopff & Irion’s cellar and tasting room, was once owned by the Princes of Wurtemberg. There is a very focused and environmentally friendly vineyard regime in place, all grapes are handpicked and a great deal of investment has gone into the winery in recent years.
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.
Harvesting of the grapes is carried out entirely by hand. Gentle extraction is achieved through low pressure pressing and winemaking at a controlled temperature. The wine is matured on fine lees for a period of 4 months, and then filtered. It is stored in stainless steel vats for several months before being bottled.