Domaine Marcel Deiss Huebuhl Cru d’Alsace
"Where the hedge grows"
At the top of a small mountain pass that separates Bergheim from Ribeauvillé, Huebuhl (which literally means 'early growing and wet place') is a small hollow that slopes away gently, joining Grunspiel to the West and Rotenberg to the East. This location in the hollow acts to encourage the development of botrytis.
Varieties: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
Vine Age: Planted 1982-2002
Vine Density: 8,000 per ha
Terroir: Between Bergheim and Ribeauvillé, slight south-facing slope, ancient lake-bed soil of cold clay, sunny and windy
Viticulture: Certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic
Vinification: Very slow whole-cluster pressing, up to 12-hours, natural yeast fermentations. Aged for 12 months in large, ancient foudres.
Sweetness level: Sweet