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 gold in appearance. Complex aromas of yellow peach, melon, Mirabelle plum, floral narcissus,peony, almond paste, cinnamon, white pepper.
A well balanced palate between the dominant fruity flavours and floral notes. A persistent and fresh finish with highly intense peppery notes.
This wine of great complexity and great aromatic power goes with rich and spicy
dishes such as foie gras in brioche, caramelized pork spare ribs, cottage goat’s
cheese with honey, or melon soup with mint.
Exclusively hand-picked harvest.
Low pressure pressing, winemaking at a controlled temperature. Maturing on fine
lees for a period of 4 months. Stocking in stainless steel for 9 months before
bottling. Storage in bottles before being released onto the market.