Cremant D'Alsace - NV Cuvée Julien Brut

Cremant D'Alsace - NV Cuvée Julien Brut

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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.

DOPFF “Au Moulin” CUVEE JULIEN Brut is made exclusively from grapes grown around Riquewihr and the heart of Colmar. The vineyards selected are on well drained light sandy soil, whith a capacity to ripen early and to be picked early in order to preserve the fresh character of the grapes.

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Vinification

Grape Varieties: 50% Pinot Blanc + 50% Auxerrois.

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. Rumuage or riddling is made on computer programmed gyropalettes. Dégorgement (the removal of the yeast sediment) is made after approximately 24 months.

Character

Appearance: Light straw color with a green hue.

Nose: Fruity nose revealing flavors of white flowers and slightly citrus.

Taste: Creamy palate with the body of the Auxerrois and the freshness of the Pinot Blanc lengthened by a fine acidity.

Analyses

Alc./vol: 12% Vol.

Residual Sugar: 8.1g/l.

Acidity: 5.21 g/l en H2SO4 / 7.97 g/l en A.T.

Shelf Life: Up to 5 years.

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