Alsace Zellenberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine) 2017 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Alsace Zellenberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine) 2017

     
  • Mineral
  •  
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:White
  • Organic
  • 13.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

This cuvée comes from complantation growing; a lively and elegant gem. More info

This cuvée comes from the terroir of a village called Zellenberg located at 290 metres of altitude. The land here is characterised by marl mixed with chalk and quaternary crystal. This geology, combined with complanted varietals, undoubtedly influences the resulting wine. This cuvée has an aromatic profile marked by fresh, springtime notes as well as a fine elegance and a certain luminosity. We recommend keeping this bottle for around ten years in the cellar before serving it with delicate, saline dishes. We’re leaning towards a noble fish or citrus-marinated salmon.

Alsace Zellenberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Daurade et julienne de légume, Ceviche de cabillaud et écrasé d'avocat, Gravlax de saumon aux agrumes.

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • Lot presentation
    Alsace Zellenberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    This cuvée comes from the terroir of a village called Zellenberg located at 290 metres of altitude. The land here is characterised by marl mixed with chalk and quaternary crystal. This geology, combined with complanted varietals, undoubtedly influences the resulting wine. This cuvée has an aromatic profile marked by fresh, springtime notes as well as a fine elegance and a certain luminosity. We recommend keeping this bottle for around ten years in the cellar before serving it with delicate, saline dishes. We’re leaning towards a noble fish or citrus-marinated salmon.

    Information about domain 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
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Alsace
    • Producer/Owner: Marcel Deiss (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2017
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 32
    • Volume: 150000
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: Mineral
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Riesling, auxerrois, pinots
    Alsace Zellenberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine)
    Alsace Zellenberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

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