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.
Yellow in colour. Aromas of dried fruit and white stone fruit. Round, soft and well balanced with hints of honey and wax.
Perfect on its own, or try with Shellfish, poultry, turkey or other white meat.
Grapes are picked and sorted by hand. The grapes are left whole and pressed gently. Only the juice from the first presing is used to ferment the estate wines. After racking and temperature controlled fermentation the wines remain on their fine lees for several months before bottling.