Dopff & Irion Cuvée René Dopff Riesling Alsace 2015

The Data

Country   France

Appellation   Alsace

Varietal   Riesling

Retail Price   $17

ABV   12.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, medium green/gold color.

Aromatics

The aromatics are very intense offering scents of apricot, green tea, honeysuckle, and lychee with supporting notes of pear and green apple.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a ripe orchard fruits-driven core with flavors of slate. The finish is long and lingering with accents of wild flowers and ginger.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a opulent texture.

Cool Factor

A

We are lovers of Alsace wines as the region is home to many of the world's greatest Riesling wines.

Value Grade

B+

Selling in the upper-teens this crisp and pleasing wine is priced in line with Alsace Riesling of its tier.

Analysis

The 100% Riesling sourced 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 and pair with soft, ripe cheeses or smoked salmon.

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