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Domain: Marcel Deiss

We take you to Alsace, where – far from the beaten track – domain Marcel Deiss has captivated wine lovers with its vineyards planted with several grape varieties together and its wines, marvelous illustrations of the terroir from which they’re produced.

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

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Marcel Deiss

Marcel Deiss
: All wines from this producer

Riesling Sélection de Grains Nobles Schoenenbourg Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

Riesling Sélection de Grains Nobles Schoenenbourg Marcel Deiss (Domaine) - Riesling (Sweet)

This cuvée is the work of pure alchemy. Even after 40 years in the cellar it retains its perfect drinking harmony. Nectar of the Gods.

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Altenberg de Bergheim

Altenberg de Bergheim - Altenberg de Bergheim (Sweet)

Cépages traditionnels alsaciens : Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, chasselas rose...

The perfect illustration of the Domaine Deiss philosophy: terroir above all else. Absolutely outstanding. A truly great white wine: rich and full bodied.

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Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Altenberg de Bergheim Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Altenberg de Bergheim Marcel Deiss (Domaine) - Gewurztraminer (Sweet)

100% Gewurztraminer

A fabulous cuvée suitable for long-cellaring, it has a rich bouquet but marked by a lively freshness.

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Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles

Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles - Gewurztraminer (Sweet)

100% Gewurztraminer

Full-bodied, exotic and syrupy, this cuvée is a riot of flavour with a devilishly vibrant character.

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Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives - Gewurztraminer (Sweet)

100% Gewurztraminer

A concentration of candied fruit and honey lifted by a lovely citrus underscore. A superb dessert wine to savour at the end of a meal as a dessert.

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Alsace  Schoenenbourg

Alsace Schoenenbourg - Alsace (Sweet)

Complantation de cépages traditionnels alsaciens (Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris,…)

A superb, straight wine with great ageing potential. One not to be missed!

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Alsace  Mambourg

Alsace Mambourg - Alsace (White)

Complantation de cépages alsaciens

A rarefied cuvée with heaps of complexity, produced from a unique Pinot blend. It rewards a rich food pairing and decantering after several years in the cellar.

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Alsace

Alsace - Alsace (White)

An excellent certified-biodyanmic Alsace wine. Nervous, full-bodied and fruity with a steely saline finish. For drinking now, to pair alongside fish.

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Riesling Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

Riesling Marcel Deiss (Domaine) - Riesling (White)

A Riesling with intense citrus aromas, tonicity on the palate and great ageing potential.

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Alsace  Burg

Alsace Burg - Alsace (White)

A complex, chiselled Alsatian wine, characterised by aromas of ripe fruit with masses of depth and delicacy. Uncannily good.

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Riesling Vendanges Tardives

Riesling Vendanges Tardives - Riesling Vendanges Tardives (Sweet)

100% Riesling

A sleek and velvety Riesling Vendanges Tardives which doesn’t lose any of its freshness with cellaring. Pure elegance!

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Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives

Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives - Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives (Sweet)

Pinot Gris

Enjoy this wine – from one of the region’s iconic producers – with foie gras or pecan tart.

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Gewurztraminer Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

Gewurztraminer Marcel Deiss (Domaine) - Gewurztraminer (White)

100% Gewurztraminer

An excellent Gewürztraminer, with great concentration and complexity on the nose and palate. To be enjoyed on its own or accompanying strongly flavoured food.

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Pinot Gris Sélection de Grains Nobles - Pinot Gris (Sweet)

100% Pinot Gris

This sweet nectar is a gem of concentration and finesse from the excellent domain Marcel Deiss; will amply reward cellaring.

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Alsace  Burlenberg

Alsace Burlenberg - Alsace (Red)

Complantation de Pinot noir et de pinot beurot

A complex and extraordinarily rich red Alsace. Its strength of character is often reminiscent of Burgundy wines from the Côte de Nuits.

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Alsace  Gruenspiel

Alsace Gruenspiel - Alsace (White)

Complantation de cépages traditionnels alsaciens (Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris,…)

A slightly tannic, characterful and wonderfully unctuous wine. As the winegrower puts it: “an iron fist in a velvet glove”.

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Alsace Huebuhl Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

Alsace Huebuhl Marcel Deiss (Domaine) - Alsace (White)

Complantation de tous les pinots

An Alsatian wine produced using ancestral mixed-variety planting. Its juicy fruit and straight character create a perfect harmony.

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Alsace Schoffweg Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

Alsace Schoffweg Marcel Deiss (Domaine) - Alsace (White)

Complantation de cépages traditionnels alsaciens (Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris,…)

A triumphant result of mixed-variety planting; this white has an excellent ageing potential and pairs perfectly with spiced, exotic cuisine.

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Alsace  Rotenberg

Alsace Rotenberg - Alsace (White)

Complantation de Riesling et pinots

A blend of co-planted Riesling and Pinots varieties, this is a fruit-forward, bright and seductive wine. Pairs best with fish.

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Alsace Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

Alsace Marcel Deiss (Domaine) - Alsace (Red)

100% Pinot noir

A single-variety Pinot Noir, rich with fruit, which marries exquisitely with grilled red meats.

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Alsace Grasberg Marcel Deiss (Domaine) - Alsace (White)

Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer

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.

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Alsace  Engelgarten

Alsace Engelgarten - Alsace (White)

Complantation de cépages traditionnels alsaciens (Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris,…)

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!

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Alsace  Langenberg

Alsace Langenberg - Alsace (White)

Complantation de cépages traditionnels alsaciens (Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris,…)

A striking full-bodied cuvée with a hint tonicity and a steely acidity on the finish.

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Muscat Bergheim Marcel Deiss (Domaine)

Muscat Bergheim Marcel Deiss (Domaine) - Muscat (White)

100% muscat d'Alsace

An alluring Muscat with striking complexity. For drinking now.

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Alsace Rotenberg La Coline Rouge - Alsace (White)

Complantation de Riesling et pinots

Fruit de la contemplation de cépages comme le riesling et différents pinots, la cuvée Rotenberg témoigne d’un profil à la fois tendre et énergique.

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Pinot Gris  Beblenheim

Pinot Gris Beblenheim - Pinot Gris (White)

100% Pinot Gris

A biodynamic Riesling with balanced tonicity and richness.

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Rouge de Saint-Hippolyte - Rouge de Saint-Hippolyte (Red)

100% Pinot noir

An excellent Alsatian Pinot Noir: fresh, fruity and supple. This red can also be enjoyed as a summer wine, to accompany grilled barbecue meats.

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Alsace Riquewihr - Alsace (White)

Pinot gris, riesling

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

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Alsace Ribeauvillé - Alsace (White)

Riesling, sylvaner, pinot blanc

This cuvée comes from the complantation of Riesling, Sylvaner, and Pinot blanc; pair its vivacity with a delicate dish.

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Alsace Zellenberg - Alsace (White)

Riesling, auxerrois, pinots

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

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Alsace Complantation - Alsace (White)

complantation de 13 cépages alsaciens

This wine comes from the complantation of many, Alsace varietals; an outstanding cuvée.

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What the guides say...

  • La Revue du vin de France
Planting different grape varieties together is at the heart of Deiss’ work. Although the technique is traditional in the region, it is not widely practiced and divides the Alsatian winemakers. The Deiss’ take it one step further, producing convincing, complex wine with incredible intensity and balance. The grapes are vinified together, following masterful instinct. The wines are unparalleled in the region, which is somewhat confusing for consumers, but the result is magnificent.
RVF
  • Bettane & Desseauve
A master of co-planting, Jean-Michel Deiss offers his own interpretation of the interaction between soil and varieties – terroir – unanimously convincing enophiles of the greatness of his wines.
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