• Marcel Deiss
  • Alsace Blanc 1er Cru Grasberg

    At a Glance

    • Varieties: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer
    • Vine Age: Planted 1972-2002
    • Vine Density: 10,000 per ha
    • Terroir: Top of Altenberg (Grand Cru) in Bergheim, 340m altitude, northeast-facing with shallow, white oolitic limestone soils
    • Viticulture: Certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic
    • Vinification: Long pressing of whole clusters, indigenous yeast fermentation in large, older-oak barrels. 1 year aging on lees, light filtration.
    • Sweetness level: Off-dry

    Additional Info

    "The hill where the grass grows"

    Grasberg is located at the summit of the Grand Cru Altenberg in Bergheim, at 340m altitude and facing northeast. The soil here is very shallow, which forces the roots to dig deep into the subsoil in search of water and nourishment.

    A complex wine from Jurassic limestone terroir. Very persistent, marked by its minerality. Grasberg has tension, and this initial tightness indicates the complexity that will express itself in time.

    Tasting notes

    • 2010

      • 2010 Vintage
        Alcohol: 13%
        Residual Sugar: 23 g/L
        Total Acidity: 8.01g/L
        Yield: 35 hL per hectare

    • 2009

      • 2009 Vintage
        Alcohol: 13.5%
        Residual Sugar: 27 g/L
        Total Acidity: 6g/L
        Yield: 35 hL per hectare
        Parker Rating: 90/100
        RVF Rating: 16.5/20