Dopff & Irion Cuvée René Dopff Pinot Gris 2012, Alsace, France

The Cuvée René Dopff line is produced with the grapes brought by 200 selected vine-growers. Immediate pressing. Fermentation in controlled temperatures (in order to keep the freshness). Storage on lees for four weeks and maturing for four months in tanks before bottling. Yellow color. Strong bouquet with smoked flavors and fruity notes (dried fruits and white fruits like peach, mirabelle plum.) Round and soft, well-balanced, without heaviness. With honey and wax aromas. A ‘gastronomic’ Pinot Gris with an enjoyable fruit and body. Located in Riquewihr, the jewel of the Alsace vineyard, the village is an object of enchantment that has lasted for centuries. Its layout and structure have not changed since the Middle Ages. The 68-acre vineyard worked by Dopff & Irion is extremely well-situated. With the different types of soil and the varied climate, the estate is able to produce rich, powerful and complex wines.