Marcel Deiss, Alsace Rouge 2019Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Gris, Pinot Beurot, & Pinot Blanc
In the village of Bergheim in Alsace is where the Deiss domaine lies. Jean-Michel Deiss inherited the Schoenenbourg vineyard, which was planted to several grape varieties instead of one. Using this to his advantage, he sought to vinify his wines as blends, going against the norm of the region at the time. Taking the blending style in his stride, every one of his top vineyards were then planted to this style of coplanting. The Deiss expression of terroir is unparalleled in the region when reinforced with the usage of biodynamic farming and natural winemaking. Mathieu has now joined his father. They are not only leaders in the region, but do not conform to trends.
While this wine does claim to be a rouge, it is actually blended with a small bit of white varieties like Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. This makes the wine a true Alsatian field blend. All the vines are about 25 to 40 years old. The wine is done with just a bit of whole cluster, giving it a bit of added texture to a softer style.