"ALSACE - RIQUEWIHR * DOPFF &..." France Things to Do Tip by LysDor
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<font color='purple' size=+1><b>ALSACE - RIQUEWIHR * DOPFF & IRION *</font></b>
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<font color=burgundi>The 27 hectares belonging to the Château de Riquewihr are situated on the best hillsides and enjoy the best aspect of all the vineyards in Riquewihr.
Over 10 hectares are classed as <b>Grands Crus.</b>
Some of the plots in the RIESLING vineyard called <b>LES MURAILLES</b> border on the town walls
MUSCAT from <b>LES AMANDIERS</b> grows on the marly-limestone of Schoenenbourg
Almond trees, (unusual for these latitudes) flourish on this land, proving that it enjoys a very special microclimate.
<b>Les Sorcières</b> vineyard In the south east, the following grapes flourish on the clay, marl and limestone soils of the alluvial cone
Gewurztraminer - LES SORCIERES grows on the site where witches were burned at the stake during the Middle Ages.
The vineyard where Tokay Pinot Gris thrives is called <b>LES MAQUISARDS</b>, a name given in memory of René DOPFF's comrades in arms
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