Marcel Deiss Schoenenbourg 2017
Marcel Deiss (certified organic certified biodynamic)
France / Grand Est / Alsace
White blend of RieslingOne 750ml bottle (12 bottles make a full case)
"The longest ageing wine of Alsace THE JEWEL OF THE VINEYARD: The SCHOENENBOURG hill, famous since the Middle Ages, is the brightest gem of all the RIQUEWIHR vineyards. This site has been the birthplace of all the great wines of this town and is the reason for Riquewihr’s almost universal renown. It has a very specific topography, facing south, located at a valley entrance with a steep slope and his geology formed of Keuper marl which is a rough mixture of indescent and gypsum marls covered by laryers of Vosgian sandstone. The combination of a light, airy, friable topsoil on a clay based, fertile substratum with good water retention properties, accounts for the fact that the personality of the Schoenenbourg wines is dominated more by their native soil than by their variety. Because of the proximity to the Vosgian Fault, the micro-climate of Schoenenbourg is quite cold, late, suited to a slow, difficult maturing of grapes and the frequent development of Noble Rot. THE GREATEST WINE OF THE CELLAR BY ITS ABSOLUTE COHERENCE: However, Schoenenbourg produces wines which age well with outstanding body and richness, and characteristics not common for this type of wine: a nose with a hint of pepper or even a smoky aroma similar to a Tokay, a light acidity hidden by the fullness of its body, and a mineral nature not evident when young but developing fossil traces in time. Finally, it can assimilate high potentials of residual sugars, because there is almost always Noble Rot. The Schoenenbourg wines are among the Very Great Wines of Alsatian Soils."
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