2022 Domaine Marcel Deiss

Grapes Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Riesling
Colour White
Origin France, Alsace
Other Bio-dynamic, Certified Organic
Village Bergheim
ABV 13%
Vineyard Engelgarten

This stunning single vineyard blend of Riesling with Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, initially shows 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. The gravels of Engelgarten emphasise the citrus flavours. Already very hard to resist. L&S (Dec 2023)

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The 2022 Engelgarten is grown behind the winery on alluvial gravel mixed with clay and marl. It is a field blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Muscat. The wine is golden in the glass, and a floral note pitched between narcissus and lily hovers above ripe Reine Claude plum with lifted Mirabelle jelly. The palate comes in with fine creaminess and rounded, smooth fruit, edged by Mirabelle skin freshness. This flows generously, almost with emollience, but no fat. (Bone-Dry) Drinking range: 2025 - 2040 Rating: 93 Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous.com (Apr 2024)

Domaine Marcel Deiss

Domaine Deiss's wines are without doubt among the most exciting of the region. The domaine has long focused on field blends so as to produce wines which reflect the terroir on which they are grown more than the individual grape variety, and in doing so Deiss has forced changes on a region which was known only for varietal wines thirty years ago. For many years this consisted mostly of the 'Alsace' blend at the entry level, and then a series of wines from specific sites which Jean-Michel called his 'level of Premier Cru' wines.

Now, having expanded the vineyard area, they have introduced a series of 'village-level' wines which are produced in the same way - from sites with several varieties planted together which are picked and vinified together too. All of these 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. Of course we have favourites, and ours are probably Zellenberg at the village level, and Engelgarten at the level of premier cru - but like Burgundy, the complexity is best embraced rather than trying to simplify - all these wines are worth trying, to find your own favourites and to understand the bigger picture: start here!

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.

The wines from the original vineyards are all certified organic and biodynamic, but as the domaine has recently expanded from 27 hectares to 40, some of the new vineyards have not yet achieved certification. All the wines are suitable for vegetarians, but they are not certified for that.

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