Dopff & Irion Crustacés Alsace 2015

The Data

Country   France

Appellation   Alsace

Varietal   White Blend

Retail Price   $12.99

ABV   12.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, light golden color.

Aromatics

The nose is moderately intense offering scents of green apple and wild flowers with supporting notes of mineral and fresh herbs.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a green fruit-driven core with flavors of green melon and citrus. The finish is crisp and clean.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a vibrant texture.

Cool Factor

A

We love Alsace wines and the charming and fresh white blends that are the real backbone of the wines consumed locally.

Value Grade

B+

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

Analysis

Created with a refreshing blend of 80% Sylvaner and 20% Pinot Blanc from Dopff & Irion's 200 selected vinegrowers. The finished wine was kept on its lees for four weeks and then matured in tanks for a period of six months. Fermented and rested in stainless steel to retain the fresh, crisp flavors. 87 points.

How to Enjoy

Serve chilled as the ideal aperitif.

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