Domaine Marcel Deiss Altenberg De Bergheim Grand Cru
Terroir: This magnificent terroir is situated in the heart of a geologic fault with hard Jurassic limestone and Triassic marl. These formations, rich in fossils, have formed a shallow clay-limestone soil that is red (ferrous) and rich in limestone rock, forcing the vine roots to dig deep for nourishment and water. Due to its Southern exposure, its distance from the Vosge limit, and its isolation, the microclimate of Altenberg is very warm, dry and nearly overexposed. Ripeness levels, often enhanced by Noble Rot, are exceptional, resulting in a wine whose co-planted varieties are dominated by the terroir.
Varieties: Co-plantation of all Alsatian varieties.
Characteristics: Autumn-colored, amber, thick robe. Spectacular nose of tropical fruits, candied lemon, acacia honey, with the elegance and lightness that is so characteristic of Altenberg. The palate is vibrant, creamy, rich yet with balanced acid (like in 2000), where all components come together perfectly. Varieties and clay, grower and limestone, fruit and pink sandstone, vintage and depth.
Residual Sugar: 74g/L
Total Acidity: 6.57 g/L
Yield: 20 hL per hectare
Plantation Density: 8,000 to 12000 vines/hectare
Vine Age: Planted between 1977 and 1997 Harvested by hand
Vinification: Long pressing of the whole bunches. Fermentation with indigenous yeast takes place in barrel. The wine is aged on its lees for one year in the cellar. Bottling with light filtration.
Press: Parker: 95/100 RVF: 19.5/20 Tanzer: 95
- Product Name: Altenberg De Bergheim Grand Cru
- Producer: Marcel Deiss
- Importer: Becky Wasserman Selections
- Country Region Appellation:
- Alsace Grand Cru
- Alsace Grand Cru
- Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru
- Varietal: White Blend
- Color: White
- Agricultural Standards: Organic
- Closure: Cork
- Bottle Size: 750 ml
- ALC %: 12
- Case Pack: 12