Marcel Deiss ‘Grasberg’ 1er Cru Alsace 2009

Blended White from France - Alsace
Review Date : 17-Mar-2014
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour. The bouquet is fulsome with breadth and weight, with complex layers of ripe yellow stonefruits and conplexing reduction and flinty, minerally nuances, melded with earth. Off-dry to taste, this is rich and lush, with ripe yellow stonefruit flavours complexed by layers of spices and flinty detail. There is alcoholic power and an unctuous mouthfeel adding richness to the textures, but a deep and strong, driven core provides good linearity. Soft and rounded, the acidity is in the background, and lends an element of tension. This is representative of Pinot Gris rather than Riesling. A rich and complex wine to drink over the next 5-6 years. 90% Riesling and 10% Pinot Gris from ‘Grasberg’ at the top of the Altenberg de Bergheim grand cru. 340 m a.s.l., with a north-east exposure, on thin limestone soils. 13.5% alc. 18.5/20 Mar 2014 RRP $85.99

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