NV Dopff & Irion Crémant Brut Blanc de Blancs

NV Dopff & Irion Crémant Brut Blanc de Blancs

Felix Gentle

"White stone fruits drizzled in honey, with a biscuit crumb! Fresh palate with grapefruit acidity, and chalky texture. Lovely mineral finish."

Felix Gentle

Antoine Huray

"What a lovely drink. Nice aromas of white peach, nice minerality and acidity. Fresh!"

Antoine Huray

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Felix Gentle

"White stone fruits drizzled in honey, with a biscuit crumb! Fresh palate with grapefruit acidity, and chalky texture. Lovely mineral finish."

Felix Gentle

Antoine Huray

"What a lovely drink. Nice aromas of white peach, nice minerality and acidity. Fresh!"

Antoine Huray

RRP: $40.00 per bottle47% OFF

$20.99

(buy 6 or more)

$21.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.50 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

We often forget here in Australia about just how much sparkling wine that Alsace produces - it's alot!

Sadly much of it is pretty average, which is why we were mighty happy that this is a winner. The push here is about freshness and energy, it's more white wine than a yeasty Champagne, but that's a real appeal - and coupled with proper acidity it all makes for a sparkling wine that is gentle and easy but not a sweet boring drink.

Well worth checking out for anyone after a premium sparkling wine alternative.

Tech stuff

Sparkling - Imported
Dopff & Irion
Alsace
750ml
12%
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

Light bubbles, subtle golden robe with silver tints, transparent and luminous. Aromas of sophisticated notes of apple, quince, fine herbs, and hint of tarragon, discreet cinnamon and saffron. Fresh and supple on the palate, refined with citrus notes, fruit and almond on the finish.

How was it made?

The entire bunches of grapes are placed into a press via a conveyor belt, so as not to damage the fruit. The wine is carefully made at a controlled temperature. The obtained base wine is matured in vats for about 6 months before bottling and the addition of yeast to product carbon dioxide. This is done by adding a tirage liqueur made from yeast and sugar, in view of achieving a second fermentation inside the bottle. Our wines are matured on laths for 12 to 15 months, before being disgorged (to eliminate the deposits of accumulated yeast). This period of time is more than the 9 month minimum requirement for this appellation. All of our Cremants are "Brut". Indeed, when the disgorging is undertaken, the added sweet liqueur (called expedition) is limited to a concentration of less than 15 g/l of sugar to produce Cremants with a dry and elegant style. Along the lines of Champagne, the wines are not derived from a single vintage, thereby allowing us to blend the production of various years, depending upon their characteristics. The objective is that of obtaining an even standard of quality, despite the differences from one year to the next.

Who made it?

Dopff & Irion was created in 1945, so just after the Second World War, by the merger of two wine families: the Dopff family and the Irion family. René Dopff was the son of Jean Gustave Dopff, winemaker in Riquewihr and whose family produces wines since the 16th century. He took care of the management and administration and his brother Julien worked mainly in the vineyards. Following a dispute between the two brothers, René left the winery and joined the Resistance. On his return to Riquewihr in March 45, René goes into partnership with Jeanne Irion, a major family name in the Alsatian vineyard, to create the company Dopff & Irion. After the merger, they joined their vineyards to form the 27 hectares that surround the village and they rebuild them. René Dopff wasthe pioneer to implement the grape variety according to the terroir. This method will allow to highlight the grape variety and the characteristic of the soil. Dopff & Irion wines were served at the Elysée Palace but also at Buckingham Palace. The reputation was at the time well established. Before the death of René, his son, Guy continued the management of the estate but he put the winery on sale for economic reasons in 1983. The Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim, a prestigious cooperative and recognized by many international competitions, bought the Dopff & Irion winery in 1997 to perpetuate this beautiful heritage.