Sommelier: Dopff & Irion

Put on pink, pop the top and party. When rising temperatures suck oxygen from the air, pick a sparkling pink from Alsace, preferably one on the French side of the border. One that is produced méthode traditionnelle like its Champagne cousins. One from a centuries-old chateau just a brisk swim up the Rhine. That “one” would be Dopff & Irion Cremant Rosé Brut produced by Chateau Riquewihr. This 100% Pinot sparkler is so good that it will make any German speak French.  And taste? It’s your chance to experience ‘last-of-the-season’ Ponchatoula strawberries laced with an apple blossom bouquet and a pure red fruit texture: the perfect partner for a summer evening.

Dopff & Irion Cremant Rosé Brut is served by the flute at Beau Soliel Restaurant & Bar where it can fly solo or provide a perfect pairing for the Truffled Fried Oysters. This twenty-something dollar ‘new kid on the block’ will be coming soon to a retailer near you.