Cremant D'Alsace - Brut Nature (made with organic grapes)

Cremant D'Alsace - Brut Nature (made with organic grapes)

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History

As early as 1900, Julien DOPFF trained in Champagne and later returned to his native Alsace region to use the technique to produce sparkling wines with the grapes from his own vineyards. He is considered the pioneer of quality sparkling wines in Alsace.

Under the guidance of Pierre DOPFF, the appellation Crémnant d'Alsace was created on August 26th, 1976. It laid down very rigorous standards.

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Vinification

Blend of base wines made from organic grapes issues from 2 vintages: 2014 for 30% and 2015 for 70%.

Grape Varieties: 52% Pinot Blanc + 30% Auxerrois + 18% Pinot Noir

Pressing: The grapes are carefully hand picked. At the press house the whole, uncrushed grapes are placed directly into pneumatic presses. Pressing is limited to give 100 liters of juice from 150kg of grapes (compared with 130kg of grapes for the still Alsace wines). The first fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The rest of the winemaking process follows the traditional method. The second fermentation takes place in the bottle: bottling date March 24th. Rumuage or riddling is made on computer programmed gyropalettes. Dégorgement is made after a minimum of 16 months.

Character

Appearance: pale straw in color with a steady stream of pinpoint bubbles.

Nose: Expressive nose on floral and toasty notes.

Taste: The attack on the palate is full and creamy. This Crémant wine is dry and harmonious with a nice aromatic complexity and a fine and long acidity.

To Serve With: Ideal to serve as an aperitif. Cuvée to be really discovered.

Analyses

Alc./vol: 12.5% Vol.

Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/l.

Acidity: 4.3 /l (H2SO4) / 6.6 /l (tart).

Shelf Life: 5 years.

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