Dopff & Irion Cuvée René Dopff Pinot Blanc Alsace 2015

The Data

Country   France

Appellation   Alsace

Varietal   Pinot Blanc

Retail Price   $14.99

ABV   12.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, light golden color.

Aromatics

The nose is moderately intense offering scents of green apple and white peach with supporting notes of wet stones and spring flowers.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a green fruit-driven core with flavors of kumquat. The finish is crisp with soft citrus accents.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a vibrant texture.

Cool Factor

A

We are lovers of Alsace wines and love the attention given to Pinot Blanc from this great wine region.

Value Grade

B+

Selling in the mid-teens this crisp and pleasing wine is priced in line with its contemporaries.

Analysis

The fruit for this wine was picked entirely by hand. Fermented and rested in stainless steel to retain the fresh, crisp flavors while complexity is gained by the wine maturing on its lees for a period of fours months. The Cuvée René is named for René Dopff who took over Dopff & Irion in 1945. 90 points.

How to Enjoy

Serve chilled as an ideal aperitif or pair with goat cheese and numerous boldly flavored chicken dishes.

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