Dopff au Moulin Crémant d'Alsace 'Cuvée Julien' Brut


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Dopff au Moulin Crémant d'Alsace 'Cuvée Julien' Brut NV is a vibrant, fruity traditional method Alsace bubbly, made from an assemblage of Pinot Blanc (50%) and Auxerrois (50%) grapes. It shows citrus aromas, a hint of the tropical, with complex yeasty notes. Its bubbles are persistant, both in the glass and on its dry, refreshing palate.

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The Dopff family has been winegrowers since 1574 and still manage the 70 hectare estate near the charming medieval town of Riquewihr. The vineyards are more than 300 metres above sea level, nestled in the foothills of the lower Vosges. As a family of pioneers, they were responsible for the use of the stemmed wine bottles, which today distinguish Alsace wines from other regions. In 1900, tenth generation Julien Dopff was so impressed by the Champagne tastings held in Paris' World Exhibition, he learnt the art of winemaking in Champagne for two years before returning to Alsace. After WW II Julien Dopff strongly believed that a Crémant made from local grape varieties and reflecting the terroir of Alsace should be produced and protected. In 1976, together with five other producers, he finally obtained official recognition for Crémant d'Alsace as an AOC.

Made from 50% Auxerrois, which is a sibling grape variety of Chardonnay, mainly grown in Alsace. It is an earlier ripener, added to the blend for its low acidity and body. The grapes are mainly sourced from vineyards in the Colmar area. Grown in a light sandy soil, with good drainage, the vines are trained according to the Guyot method. Green harvesting takes place along with meticulous canopy management to ensure good light penetration and air flow.

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RRP £20.49
Vintage Non-vintage
Alcoholic strength 12%
Serve with as an apéritif or excellent white fish, sushi, oysters or fresh fruit
Awards Silver, DWWA, 2016; 16 Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2018; 92 Pts, Decanter, 2018
Grapes Auxerrois 50%, Pinot Blanc 50%
Dry/Sweet value 2
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No

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