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Alsace Riquewihr Marcel Deiss (Domaine) 2018

  • Mineral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:White
  • Biodynamics
  • 14% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

A vibrant, complex, and deep wine that should be aged for a few years before serving with a noble dish. More info

Riesling and Pinot gris are two varietals typical of Alsace, here grown biodynamically in the lieux-dits Rosenbourg and Engelsreben. The terroir has a layer of quartz on top of deep marl. This geology influences the resulting wine which is mouth-watering, dense, and quite closed in its youth. Around ten years in the cellar is the recommended ageing time so it can bets develop its complexity and depth. You might like to pair it with an elegant fish recipe or a vegetable-based dish.

Alsace Riquewihr Marcel Deiss (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Ceviche de daurade, Barbue sauce vierge, Gratin d'asperges vertes.

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Alsace Riquewihr Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    Riesling and Pinot gris are two varietals typical of Alsace, here grown biodynamically in the lieux-dits Rosenbourg and Engelsreben. The terroir has a layer of quartz on top of deep marl. This geology influences the resulting wine which is mouth-watering, dense, and quite closed in its youth. Around ten years in the cellar is the recommended ageing time so it can bets develop its complexity and depth. You might like to pair it with an elegant fish recipe or a vegetable-based dish.

    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 / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Alsace
    • Appellation/Wine: Alsace
    • Producer/Owner: Marcel Deiss (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 32
    • Volume: 150000
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: Mineral
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Pinot gris, riesling
    Alsace Riquewihr Marcel Deiss (Domaine)
    Alsace Riquewihr Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

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