Wine Domaine Marcel Deiss Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives, 2004
The wine is light golden color.
Rich taste of the wine, dry, elegant, with notes of flowers, lemon and honey, buttery texture and a wonderfully soft tannins.
The bouquet of wine aromas of candied fruit, quince, currant, mineral nuances.
The wine goes well with desserts, as well as foie gras and blue cheeses.
Wine "Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives" made from late harvested grapes - fruit left on the vine "withered" in the sun, with their juice becomes more concentrated and sweet. Harvest is usually in mid-October. In 1983 a law was passed, designed to clarify the status of Alsace wines labeled "Vendanges Tardives". By law, the wine must be from grapes one year of collection and one of the permitted varieties - Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat.
Gewurztraminer - the most common variety for cooking "Vendanges Tardives", because the berries of this variety more easily reach the desired level of sugar, which by law must be at least 243 grams per liter. The grapes are allowed to collect only after a certain date, determined annually by the authorities. Winegrower must notify INAO 8 days before the expected date of collection that is going to make wine "Vendange Tardive". After the statement, vineyard visits representative supervisory committee and measure the amount of sugar and the amount of the crop. 6 months after bottling wine tasting passes official. Botritizatsiya not allowed. 18 months after exposure, wine tastings and analyzed, and only after that can be presented for sale.
The first winegrowers family Dice settled in Alsace in the town of Bergheim in 1744. After World War II, in 1947, founded the winery Marcel Deiss "Domain Marcel Deiss." His grandson - Jean-Michel - to adequately continue the work of his grandfather, he graduated from the school of winemaking and for 25 years manages ancestral estate. During this time he was recognized as one of the most famous producers of white wine in the world. Agriculture Deiss has 27 hectares of vineyards located in 9 municipalities. Jean-Michel has introduced organic methods of caring for vines, and in 1997 moved to biodynamic. Dice grows a variety of varieties - Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and many others. However, the feature is that Jean-Michel does not share them, and often vinified together. As a result of such an experiment are born charming white wines certain unique character. Project Jean-Michel Deiss is perceived by many of his neighbors as a radical and even revolutionary. In fact, the goal is to return to the Dies methods, styles and traditions that have made the wines of Alsace, famous since the Middle Ages until the end of the XIX century. Some vines planted vineyards Dies tight enough - from 8 to 12 thousand per hectare, but treated so as to reduce the number of clusters. As a result, the average income is only 40 hectoliters per hectare, and the vineyards of large cru - 25-30, which is half the average yield in Alsace. Grapes were collected two weeks and gently pressed for 24 hours. When vinification only natural yeast fermentation begins naturally at low temperatures and lasts four to six weeks. Light wines are vinified in stainless steel tanks, more powerful - in large wooden barrels. After alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation is not used, the wines are aged on the lees for six to eight months. Due to the low yield, cautious and careful treatment of wine Dice have a wonderful fresh, intense flavor and perfectly balanced taste. Range of wines presented "domain Marcel Deiss," includes the most stunning examples of perfectly reflecting the nuances of terroir and faithful to its roots.