Marcel Deiss Alsace Blanc 2017 750ml

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Ever since Jean-Michel Deiss was entrusted with control of the famed Schoenenbourg vineyard, he’s been known as something of a “fouteur de merde” in the Alsatian wine community. He discovered the vineyard was co-planted to an old field blend (a once popular technique then reserved for lower quality wines) and soon converted all of his other vineyards to such blends. He then took on the Alsatian cru system and self-appointed seven of his top vineyards to “premier crus”. His latest quest is to reinstate several ancient but currently illegal Alsatian varieties added to the list of authorized grapes. This troublemaker continues to make magical wines that buck tradition.

Certified Ecocert organic & biodnamic, this field blend is comprised of Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Muscat à petits grains, Gewurztraminer et Sylvaner, Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Beurot, Muscat Blanc, Rose d'Alsace, and Traminer. Planted between 1980-2000, and coming from multiple Bergheim vineyards, including younger vines from Deiss’ premier cru vineyards, this is a true expression of the Deiss philosophy. Whole cluster press, indigenous yeasts, aged 12 months. Expect lemon, white flowers, pineapple & yellow peach with a salinity that keeps you coming back for more.

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