Dopff au Moulin wine producer
Dopff au Moulin
Dopff au Moulin claim to be the oldest producer in Alsace, founded in 1574 and still family-owned. Pierre-Etienne Dopff is president of the company and his son Etienne-Arnaud is Directeur Général, representing the twelth and thirteenth generations of the Dopff family at the helm.
Along the way they pioneered Alsace’s bottle-fermented sparkling wine, Crémant, after 10th-generation Julien Dopff attended a demonstration of the Méthode Champenoise at the 1900 Paris Exhibition. This inspired him to spend two years working in Épernay to learn the intricacies of the process before introducing it at home. Today Crémant d’Alsace accounts for about half of the company’s production. Julien was also responsible for introducing the distinctive tall bottle now used for all Alsace’s still wines.
Based in the medieval town of Riquewihr, the company owns 70 hectares of prime vineyards but additionally has longstanding contracts with more than 600 small growers across Alsace.
Decanting Club wines made by: Dopff au Moulin
From Alsace, France
Dopff au Moulin, Gewürztraminer
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