Wine Domaine Marcel Deiss Grasberg, 2005
Wine of pale yellow color.
Deep rich taste wines with fine balanced acidity, fruit, citrus, mineral tones and gentle sweetness. Soft finish of good length.
Fine aromatic wine with notes of pink grapefruit, melon, anise, oregano, mint. Spicy hints of spice and licorice infused with complex nuances of citrus.
The wine goes well with fish dishes and dishes with lemon, delicious seafood, white meats, poultry.
Wine Domaine Marcel Deiss Grasberg is made from grapes grown on Mount Grasber in northeast Grand Cru "Altenberg de Bergheim". The vineyard is situated at an altitude of 340 meters above sea level on the southern slope. The soils are not very rich, dense, calcareous, saturating the wine with mineral nuances. Grasber 2005 - complex great wine with long storage capacity - up to 2020.
The first winegrowers family Dice settled in Alsace in the town of Bergheim in 1744. After World War II, in 1947, founded the winery Marcel Deiss "Domain Marcel Deiss." His grandson - Jean-Michel - to adequately continue the work of his grandfather, he graduated from the school of winemaking and for 25 years manages ancestral estate. During this time he was recognized as one of the most famous producers of white wine in the world. Agriculture Deiss has 27 hectares of vineyards located in 9 municipalities. Jean-Michel has introduced organic methods of caring for vines, and in 1997 moved to biodynamic. Dice grows a variety of varieties - Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and many others. However, the feature is that Jean-Michel does not share them, and often vinified together. As a result of such an experiment are born charming white wines certain unique character. Project Jean-Michel Deiss is perceived by many of his neighbors as a radical and even revolutionary. In fact, the goal is to return to the Dies methods, styles and traditions that have made the wines of Alsace, famous since the Middle Ages until the end of the XIX century. Some vines planted vineyards Dies tight enough - from 8 to 12 thousand per hectare, but treated so as to reduce the number of clusters. As a result, the average income is only 40 hectoliters per hectare, and the vineyards of large cru - 25-30, which is half the average yield in Alsace. Grapes were collected two weeks and gently pressed for 24 hours. When vinification only natural yeast fermentation begins naturally at low temperatures and lasts four to six weeks. Light wines are vinified in stainless steel tanks, more powerful - in large wooden barrels. After alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation is not used, the wines are aged on the lees for six to eight months. Due to the low yield, cautious and careful treatment of wine Dice have a wonderful fresh, intense flavor and perfectly balanced taste. Range of wines presented "domain Marcel Deiss," includes the most stunning examples of perfectly reflecting the nuances of terroir and faithful to its roots.