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Dopff & Irion Gewűrztraminer Grand Cru Sporen

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Schœnen Berge, meaning beautiful mountains, is the reputed Grand Cru of Riquewihr. It is made up of steep slopes (up to 380 meters in altitude). Facing south/south-east, it benefits from a micro-climate with slopes protected from cold winds and westerly weather conditions.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
1
Style:
Off-dry
ABV:
14%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Sporen
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2024
Closure Type:
Cork
£25.99
 

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.

Tasting Notes

Bright gold in appearance. Complex aromas of yellow peach, melon, Mirabelle plum, floral narcissus,peony, almond paste, cinnamon, white pepper. A well balanced palate between the dominant fruity flavours and floral notes. A persistent and fresh finish with highly intense peppery notes.

Food Matches

This wine of great complexity and great aromatic power goes with rich and spicy dishes such as foie gras in brioche, caramelized pork spare ribs, cottage goat’s cheese with honey, or melon soup with mint.