Wine Dopff & Irion, Domaines du Chateu de Riquewihr, "Les Sorcieres" Gewurztraminer Semi-Sweet, Alsace AOC, 2015
Reviews of purchase Dopff & Irion, Domaines du Chateu de Riquewihr, "Les Sorcieres" Gewurztraminer Semi-Sweet, Alsace AOC, 2015
The wine is rich golden yellow color.
Taste wine dense, harmonious, creamy, with floral and fruity notes, hints of spicy, pleasant acidity and spicy nuances of white pepper.
Expressive and intense wine aroma reveals exotic notes of lychee, white and pink melon and white peach, rose petals shades, nuances of honey.
The wine is the perfect accompaniment of Thai dishes, white meats with spicy seasonings, turkey, baked with honey and thyme, blue cheese.
White semisweet wine "Les Sorcieres" made from grape varieties Gewurztraminer, which was grown at one of the vineyards of Château de Riquewihr owned economy Dopff & Iron. Legends confer the place a gloomy atmosphere. They say that in the Middle Ages at the stake here burned women who were accused of witchcraft. wine name "Les Sorcieres" (a French -. "witch") is an echo of these stories.
The grapes for the production cuvee "Les Sorcieres" harvested by hand. Maceration is carried out at a controlled temperature for 10-15 days. Then the wine is aged 9 months in stainless steel tanks and another 9 to 24 months - in bottles.
Wine "Le Sorser" Gewurztraminer 2011 won the silver medal at the competition "Decanter World Wine Awards, 2014" and "International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2014", as well as a bronze medal at the "International Wine Challenge, 2014".
Past and present winery Dopff & Iron is closely connected with the life of Riquewihr town on the banks of the River Rhine. In the Middle Ages it was a thriving city, which was recognized by its outskirts produced wines exported to many countries of Northern Europe. United in their desire to produce elite wines in the fertile soil of the area, family Dopff Irion and in 1945 acquired the Château Riquewihr with 27 hectares of vineyards. Rene Dopf decided to divide them into 4 zones, calling them in the French manner: "Les Murailles", "Les Sorcieres", "Les Maquisards" and "Les Amandiers". Each of them was planted only one variety of grapes, in accordance with the most appropriate for a composition of the soil. Therefore, the wine produced from the noble grape varieties are the expression of the character and soul of the terroir, which is now referred to as "the pearl of Alsace."
Wines Dopff & Iron characterized by their consistently high quality and deserve to be the decoration of elite wine collections of restaurants around the world and served at a reception at the residence of the French President at the Elysée and Buckingham Palace. Dopf & Iron Vacuum Pfaffenheim, uniting producers of wine in the region of Alsace.
Dopf & Iron never change the high standards in the production of wine, and in the care of the vineyards. All methods used are dictated by the careful attitude to the environment and vines: minimized use of fertilizers is practiced "green fee" of grapes in order to maintain a low level of productivity. The range Dopff & Iron present classic traditional wine, special wine line "Cuvee Renee Dopff", wines Grand Cru Class, dessert, sparkling wine, brandy, fruit and berry liqueurs.