The Dopff au Moulin 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.
Expressive notes of honey, spice and candied fruits lead to a refreshing and beautifully balanced palate. This full-bodied and rich wine has great finesse.
A vibrant fruity nose with hints of violet and red wild fruit aromas. Fruity, with a soft texture on the beautifully balanced palate through to a fresh, dry finish.
An elegant and expressive wine delivering notes of passion fruit, grapefruit and pineapple enveloped in a rich, full-bodied and harmonious palate. Candied citrus flavours and a zippy acidity lead to a long finish.
An intense bouquet delivering an explosion of exotic fruits - lychee, passionfruit and melon. Floral hints of rose, yellow stone fruits, honey and spice complete this complex, richly textured and aromatic wine.
The wine shows a delicate and elegant bouquet of white floral aromas, white fruits and a subtle hint of honey. This is a dry, racy wine with linear freshness and beautiful texture with white stone fruits leading to a long, harmonious finish.
A delicate floral bouquet is complemented by expressive and characteristic lemon notes. Supple and fruity, on the palate, this is dry and zesty with refreshing mineral notes; a great expression of Alsace Riesling.