Located in Bergheim next to Ribeauvillé, in the heart of the Grand Cru area, the Marcel Deiss estate was founded in 1947. The Deiss family is a long line of winegrowers, blacksmiths and bell founders who settled in Alsace after the Thirty Years War and the attachment of the Province to France. Currently managed by Mathieu Deiss with the help of his father Jean-Michel, the estate has fought for a more qualitative production, based on the terroir rather than on cloned grape varieties, the inclination to Biodynamics, very low yields, agroforestry and Biodynamics.
The Domaine Marcel Deiss chose more than 40 years ago to devote its efforts to the emergence of a viticulture of Lieu in Alsace when the grape variety was perceived at that time as an absolute modernity. Why did we make this choice against the tide? And what is a "Haut-lieu" wine-growing that is also called "Terroir"? It is a profoundly French concept, as subtle as our philosophy and our language are. A multifactorial concept, very complex, made of fine interactions between the place itself, in its physical and metaphysical characteristics; the winegrower's practices, his dreams and fantasies, his personality. It is by essence an object in movement, a work in progress never finished, always reinvented but yet totally functional. Pregnant for the one who plants the vine, the one who leads it, unavoidable for the one who makes wine, central for the one who tastes it.
Exotic, fat and luminous semi-dry wine. Nose: explosion of jammy citrus fruits and fresh mint leaves. Palate: acid energy of large citrus fruits. Length, smoother finish but with an unusual vitality.
A complex wine from Jurassic limestone terroir. Very persistent, marked by its minerality. Grasberg has tension, and this initial tightness indicates the complexity that will express itself in time. The nose explodes with candied citrus, winter orange, fresh mint leaves. The palate is entirely built on the acidic energy of perfectly ripe citrus fruits. The length of the softer finish demonstrates the rare vibrancy of this wine.
This wine comes from grapes grown on the Grasberg site near BERGHEIM. This site, at an altitude of 280 m is located at the top of the hillock which bears the Grand Cru ALTENBERG on its south-facing slope.
Can be served now. Decant one hour before serving. Recommended serving temperature is 10°C to 12°C.
Pair with refined fish dishes or any dish that calls for a citrusy mineral wine.
Serve now or keep until 2028.
Organic & Biodynamic