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.
Bright and intense golden yellow. The nose is rich and deep with notes of citrus and apricot, and a delicate suggestion of white flower. The palate is generously textured, very gently off-dry with an almost grapey character on the fresh finish. A subtle flinty note adds complexity to the wine.
A good accompaiment for duck and coriander, chicken with ginger,
fresh water fish in a creamy curry sauce.