2008 Domaine Marcel Deiss

Grapes Sylvaner, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Riesling
Colour White
Origin France, Alsace
Village Bergheim
ABV 13%
Vineyard Burg

50% Riesling. Greenish straw. Exciting, sweet, lively and floral. Transparent and tense.
17 (Jun 2012)

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(this vineyard features all 13 Alsace varieties) Full yellow-gold color. Subtly complex aromas of ripe peach, brown spices, flowers and lichee, with a lightly saline quality. Supple on entry, then like liquid silk in the mid-palate, offering highly nuanced, soil-driven flavors of fruits, spices and flowers. There's a creaminess at the core of this full, lush wine that makes it deceptively tasteable right now, but this is still very young. My sample retained more verve than the Grasberg after 48 hours in the recorked bottle.
91+ (Nov 2010)

A high-toned nose of licorice and maraschino; litchi and apricot distillate; wisteria, honeysuckle, and rowan in Deiss's tous-cepages 2008 Burg led me to anticipate even more than the modest sweetness that greets the taster on a silken palate. In a manner reminiscent of this year's Langenberg, this displays lovely lift and sheer lusciousness of fruit that engages in positively shimmering, kaleidoscopic interchange with profuse and alluring floral essences and saline, chalky, flinty mineral notes in a riveting, truly haunting finish. This should be a profound pleasure to follow for 15-20 years. Drink 2011-2031

Complex white from Keuper marl (a kind of Triassic mudstone).


Jean-Michel Deiss's wines are without doubt among the most exciting of the region. His experimental field blends in the wines he likes to call 'level of Premier Cru' are immensely impressive and worth experimenting with - they each have a definite and unique character, and are some of the most fascinating white wines in the world. Deiss may be a contrary character himself, not always in tune with other producers in the area, but the quality in the wines really does speak for what he has achieved. Biodynamic.

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