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.
Pale straw colour, the bouquet boasts a great typicity with floral aromas, rose, exotic pine, apple, mango and lychee. The palate is round and soft, well balanced, long and aromatic, with lychee and exotic fruits.. A stylish Gewurztraminer.
Jane MacQuitty, The Times 2016: "A brilliant festive choice for smoked salmon and trout or spicy oriental food. I love its thrilling exotic rose petal and lily scent, which is pumped up with fresh ginger and juicy papaya."