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Alsace Engelgarten Marcel Deiss (Domaine) 2018

White fruitFood-friendly wine
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13%

0.75L

Intensity

A cuvée made from various traditional Alsace grape varieties grown in the same vineyard. This wine illustrates perfectly the domain's style - extremely pure, clean and fresh with a distinct minerality. A great success! More info

Jean-Michel Deiss favours the ancestral method of mixed-variety planting – including Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris varieties – to create his exaltant symphonies in wine. The Engelgarten cuvée is an illustration of this technique, produced from mixed-plantation Alsatian grape varieties, grown in gravelly soil. The resulting wine is intensely aromatic, eminently drinkable and lends itself to various food pairings.

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Alsace Engelgarten Marcel Deiss (Domaine) 2018

The wine

Jean-Michel Deiss favours the ancestral method of mixed-variety planting – including Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris varieties – to create his exaltant symphonies in wine. The Engelgarten cuvée is an illustration of this technique, produced from mixed-plantation Alsatian grape varieties, grown in gravelly soil. The resulting wine is intensely aromatic, eminently drinkable and lends itself to various food pairings.

About the Producer Marcel Deiss

Jean-Michel Deiss, (the son of Marcel Deiss, who established the property in 1949) currently manages the 27 hectares of vines, which are planted on some of Alsace's finest terroirs, including the grand cru Altenburg de Bergheim. Jean-Michel Deiss grows his vines according to biodynamic principles, a philosophy that prohibits any form of chemical treatment and combines an understanding of cosmic rhythms with work on the soil and the vines. The objective? To encourage the vines to develop as deep a root system as possible in the subsoil, thereby giving full expression to the terroir. Despite being an acknowledged master of the art of making single varietal wines such as Pinot Gris and Riesling, this exceptional winegrower has waged a veritable campaign against the traditional Alsace approach of regarding the grape variety as the essence of the wine, and granting negligible importance to the terroir. Thus he has reintroduced ancestral practices such as mixed planting of all of the traditional varieties (Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris) on the same plot, with no sorting at the harvest. The terroir then comes to the forefront, free to fully express itself without the omnipresent constraint of a single variety. After years of campaigning, Jean-Michel Deiss finally succeeded in obtaining authorisation for the application of the terms "Grand Cru" and "Premier Cru" (previously reserved for traditional cuvées) to these "vins de terroir". The names of the grape varieties have not appeared on the labels since 2005. More information : Read the article about domain Marcel Deiss on the blog

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : no

Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Region : Alsace

Appellation : Alsace

Owner : Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

Vintage : 2018

Colour : white

Ageing potential : drink until 2030

Service temperature : 12°

Viticulture : biodynamic More information....

Size (in ha) : 32 hectares

Intensity : CRISP

Leading aroma : white fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling
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