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The Herbfarm USD 85.00 750ml

Marcel Deiss Grasberg 2002

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This wine comes from grapes grown on the Grasberg site near Bergheim. This site, at an altitude of 280 meters, is located at the top of the hillock which bears the Grand Cru Altenberg on its south-facing slope. It has an east-facing exposure and lies on top of a layer of hard, compact limestone. The subsoil is rather shallow and light, very calcareous and of a reddish color (iron), containing mainly coarse limestone blocks, but no clay at all. The only plants which succeed in adapting to this very poor soil are parasol pines, a type of short grass mixed with lichen, and…the vine. (Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer)

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Domaine Marcel Deiss:
The extreme variation in conditions of production at the domaine have led Jean-Michel DEISS to seek to express in each wine the three factors that make a wine complete : the grape variety, the vintage and the terroir. The greater the wine, the more the gustatory characteristics linked to the soil take the place of the typicity linked to grape variety or vintage. When speaking of terroir, the ... Read more
The extreme variation in conditions of production at the domaine have led Jean-Michel DEISS to seek to express in each wine the three factors that make a wine complete : the grape variety, the vintage and the terroir. The greater the wine, the more the gustatory characteristics linked to the soil take the place of the typicity linked to grape variety or vintage. When speaking of terroir, the following have to be taken into consideration : geology, pedology, climate and microclimate, technical exploitation of the character of the soil, microfauna and flor, and the traditional methods and techniques used to produce wines A fascination with medieval history and a desire to produce world class Vins de Garde were the impetus behind Jean-Michel DEISS quest for excellence from his Alsace vineyards. His commitment and personal integrity have led him to the conclusion that, as in most other parts of France, it is the dedicated nurturing of vines in specific terroirs which produces wines of unique distinction, originality, and authenticity. His efforts have focused on producing complexity and concentration, and the results fall into three broad categories: Vins de Fruits :varietally labelled wines from a single designated commune or village Vins de terroirs : field blends of varietals designated, indeed dominated, by their terroir and site and soil specificity, which he refers to as his Premiers Crus and the AOC-recognized Grands Crus Vins de temps : and classic late harvest wines with the Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles designations Read less
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This wine comes from grapes grown on the Grasberg site near Bergheim. This site, at an altitude of 280 meters, is located at the top of the hillock which bears the Grand Cru Altenberg on its south-facing slope. It has an east-facing exposure and lies on top of a layer of hard, compact limestone. The subsoil is rather shallow and light, very calcareous and of a reddish color (iron), containing mainly coarse limestone blocks, but no clay at all. The only plants which succeed in adapting to this very poor soil are parasol pines, a type of short grass mixed with lichen, and…the vine. (Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer)

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