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.
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.
Robert Pfrker, Wine Advocate, 2019: 93/1000 points.