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.
Brilliant salmon pink in colour. Aromas and flavours of red and black berries, wild strawberries, red currant, fresh thyme. Discreet roasted notes, brioche and tarragon.
An excellent aperitif, or try will Italian-style grilled vegetables, or chicken with tarragon.
Grapes from various years are used to produce this outstanding sparkling wine. Entire bunch pressing is carried out, the wine is carefully made at a controlled temperature with a subsequent secondary fermentation process inside the bottle.
Gold Medal: Sélections Mondiales des Vins au Canada 2017. Silver Medal: IWSC 2017