Domaine Marcel Deiss Alsace Burlenberg
"The burned hill"
The characteristics of Burlenberg come almost entirely from its terroir, which is similar in some ways to the Côtes de Nuits (Bajocian Crinoidal limestone in Clos de Bèze). This soil beautifully heightens the aromas of Pinot Noir and brings out a marked color, quality tannins, and a beautiful structure that allows for great aging potential. The small proportion of Pinot Beurot adds suppleness and lends elegance to the wine.
Varieties: Pinot Noir with small percentage of co-planted Pinot Gris
Vine Age: Planted from 1977 to 1997
Vine Density: 8,000-28,000 per ha
Terroir: Bedrock of Jurassic limestone with fossils and Quartenary- era flat limestone rocks in soil
Viticulture: Certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic
Vinification: Long, gentle pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 24 months in barrel (1/3 new oak).