Pale yellow color. Fruity and fresh nose, with smoked flavors. Round and soft, well balanced, with a nice freshness . Fresh bread and smoked aromas. A nice dry Pinot Blanc with an enjoyable fruit. Easy drinking crispy wine.
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Wine maker notes
The “Tradition” line is produced with the grapes brought by our 200 selected vine-growers. The region enjoyed classic winter weather that gradually softened into a light spell at the end of January. The spring weather remained variable and overcast with little rainfall. In July, a number of wineries carried out a green harvest, thereby assuring proper fall yields. Despite the heavy rains of August, fortune smiled on the region of Alsace with a return to favorable weather conditions in September. This temperate climate guaranteed a full ripening of the vines and preserved the perfectly healthy state of the grapes. This successful harvest boasts quality as well as quantity. The healthy vineyards produced grapes of excellent maturity and resilient acidity.
Good matching with starters, white fishes, and cold fish pate. Perfect wine on its own or with a buffet, specially in summer.
The TALE... of a family; This is the Renaissance; the vineyards in Alsace are thriving, especially in Riquewihr. Building is going on everywhere, trade is booming, wine is a precious commodity. The Dopff and the Irion families put their heart and soul into winegrowing. Wines from Riquewihr were famed throughout Europe and as time passed the town became a showcase for the history
of wine-growing in Alsace. The TALE... of a pioneer: Rene Dopff took over Dopff & Irion in 1945. He broke away from the old winemaking techniques and looked to the terroir rather than to the grape variety. He decided to divide the vineyard at Chateau de Riquewihr into four estates, which he rechristened with typically French names: Les Murailles, Les Sorcieres, Les Maquisards and Les Amandiers. He opted for clearer labeling, abandoning gothic lettering in favour of a more sober script. These wines, made solely from the four noble grape varieties, expressed the very soul of the terroir. From that day on, each estate was dedicated to a particular variety. Rene Dopff then proceeded to ensure that his wines graced the best tables in France and the world over. He supplied wines to the Palais de l’Elysee, the French President’s residence, and for the launch of the luxury liner, “France”...
Dopff & Irion is proud of their inheritance and feel it is their duty to ensure that it continues to thrive and prosper. The love of wine, of their vines, and of the region is an invitation to a voyage through history to be shared and savoured.
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