Marcel Deiss Beblenheim Pinot Gris 2001

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France

Item No. 61871
  • white wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS91
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

Some Deiss vines are 60 years old, and some roots grow 90 feet into the soil. Alsace is a mosaic of geological formations. Saint-Hippolyte is light decomposed granite; Beblenheim, a former seashore with sandy soils. Bergheim has slightly chalky limestone rock with clay deposits. Deiss harvests over a two-week period, gently pressing grapes so the juice aspirates without crushing skins or seeds. Wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks, and Deiss also uses 50-year-old foudres, which are large oak tanks that allow the wine to breathe but does not add a wood flavor component to the wine.

Learn About Alsace

Seventy miles long and two miles wide, Alsace is a beautiful, picturesque region situated along the border of France and Germany, nestled between the Voges Mountains and the Rhine River. These landmarks give Alsace an ideal climate for the white grapes that have become the mainstays of the region. Pinot Noir is also grown, with plantings of the grape increasing with consumer...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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