Another Grand Cru from my favorite Alsacian producer.
Poura yellow, I get canary melon, botrytis honey comb, passion fruit, lychee.
Just slightly off dry, the acids have a mustard like quality. (the area is surrounded by mustard fields and I swear that I can smell and/or taste mustard greens/flowers in many wines of Berckem). Follows up with roasted apple flavors, and an incredible clean but long finish.
I wish I could open a bottle of this every night. — 2 months ago
Field blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Beurot, Muscat and Pinot Noir from the Engelgarten, a vineyard with poor, gravelly soils located just outside the walls of Bergheim (about 10 miles north of Colmar, in the Haut Rhin). Pure, expressive nose with notes of citrus, rubber and minerals. Intense, dry, textured. Slightly ripe. Long, saline finish. — 2 years ago
Yeah, what a wine. Full ripe tropical fruits, creamy vanilla with a light hint of caramel sweetness. Orange zest bitters. Quite sweet but just enough citrus sour to prevent it from becoming too thick. Mached excellent with the spicy lintal coconut dal for diner. But standalone it is even better. — 3 years ago
One of the two 'Village' hierarchy wines (Berckem is the other) offered by Marcel Deiss.
This is mainly Pinot Gris but with blend of other characters (the way it was originally done in Alsace). Yellow/gold hue. Immediately out of the bottle I get the distinct sur lees smell. Give these some time in the glass and you'll be rewarded with unfamiliar olfactory territory- there is no one distinct scent but instead a bouquet spring wild blossoms and a melange of musk and spice, freshly cut apples and I always get a hint of mustard seed from Bergheim wines.
On the palette sharp acid is smoothed over by a slightly plush texture. Imagine a bite of unripened yellow apples in a pie filling before it hits the oven.
Not bad for their entry level wines! — 6 months ago
There are a few producers in the world about which I can say unequivocally that I adore every wine they make. Domaine Marcel Deiss is one of them. @domainemarceldeiss. I managed to get ahold of some older vintage wines recently and I’m trying very hard not to drink them too fast, but they’re just so darn good. Decided to open this one over dinner with friends last night and it was glorious. Crystallized honey, parchment, dried orange peels, and herbs, all welded to a core of crushed stone. Fantastic. This is a most unusual (though not for Deiss) field blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Beurot, Muscat, and Pinot Noir. — 2 years ago
One of my favorite Alsace. Complantage and unlike anything else. Deep golden color. Still much to give. — 3 years ago
Lime, faint lemon, citrus. Long lasting finish. Fairly mild wine. Good with Yokozuna sushi at home. — 8 months ago
killer value at $24 — 2 years ago
Really good white wine! Fresh and a hint of fruity — 4 years ago