2010 Domaine Marcel Deiss

Grapes Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Muscat
Colour White
Origin France, Alsace
Village Bergheim
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Engelgarten

This stunning single vineyard blend of Riesling, Muscat and three of the Pinot family - Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir is initially showing such wonderful underlying minerality and fresh acidity that the sweetness never really comes to the fore, but there is lovely richness lurking. This is still young and bright but has all the components for a long and exciting life ahead. Already very hard to resist - and why should you! L&S (Aug 2013)

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The field-blend of Riesling, Muscat, and Pinots that is Deiss’s 2010 Engelgarten leads with a musky evocation of narcissus against a generally leafy, floral, wet stone, greenhouse-like aromatic backdrop. There is a breadth and mid-palate saturation here that I would not have expected to be compatible with such sheer refreshment and lift as this engenders on the palate. The finish here – which also features apple and peach fruit character – puts me vividly in mind of wet gravel such as characterizes the Engelgarten soil when it rains. This sort of connection makes one receptive to Jean-Michel Deiss’s sometimes slightly mystical or (to me, anyway) otherwise inscrutable explications of terroir. Curiously, the relative clarity of the corresponding 2011 versus opacity here represent the opposite of what I would have anticipated from their respective vintages. Look to follow this 2010 through to at least 2017. Rating: 90-90 David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate(Sep 2014)

Rich but dazzlingly fresh and long, with floral, apricot, citrus and minerally white pepper notes; poised, polished and full of personality. If it seems to sing Alsace, but you can't quite pin it down, it's because it's a blend of Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The vines, cultivated biodynamically, are old and grow together in a single vineyard in the old way. A good food wine which would go well with something with a little spice, rich sauces or a sweet onion tart – and you could drink it through to the end of the decade. Rating: 93 The Wine Gang - www.thewinegang.com(Jan 2014)

Domaine Marcel Deiss

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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