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Alsace Grasberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine)  2012 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Alsace Grasberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine)  2012 - Lot of 1 Bottle Alsace Grasberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine)  2012 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Alsace Grasberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine) 2012

The Grasberg terroir lies at an altitude of 340m at the summit of the Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru area. Once again, Marcel Deiss showcases his talent in this cuvée.

  • €34,50

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Lot Description: Alsace Grasberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine) 2012

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Type of price: Owner Price
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Alsace
  • Climat/Cuvée: Grasberg
  • Producer/Owner: Marcel Deiss (Domaine)
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Color: White
  • Grape variety: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer
  • Service temperature (in °C): 10

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 27
  • Intensity : Sweet
  • Dominant aroma : Citrus
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • The Grasberg terroir sits at an altitude of 340 metres on the summit of the Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru. Its poor limestone soil structure forces the vines to grow deeper roots in search of nutrients. The resulting wine is fruit-forward with fresh notes of citrus and mint, plenty of liveliness on the palate and a fine long finish. Enjoy with langoustines, lobster or canard à l’orange.

    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
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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  • Service temperature10°
  • Peak -