Federal Wine & Spirits

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A Wine We Loved

2014 Marcel Deiss Engelgarten
June 7, 2017

 

Deiss was in town this week with 15 execllent wines, ranging from generic blends to the ultra-expensive and refined grands crus. As often in my experience, Engelgarten, the Angel's Garden vineyard, lived up to its name and outperformed its price with respect to quality and complexity.

Deiss is a believer and was a pioneer in Alsace in using a blend of grape varieties in the same plot to best best express terroir.

So in Engelgarten's gravel he uses Pinots, Riesling, and Sylvaner to make a wine that nicely balances fat richness with an appealing acid spine, it is lusciously complex now, but will age for another to 8 years.

2014 Marcel Deiss Engelgarten; Color: Golden; Aroma: Heady spicy acid, lime, herbal, steel; Mouth: juicy soft with a firm mineral undertone,  sweet lime melon, deep structure in the back of the mouth very long; Excellent 47; Mixed Case, 42.3; Case, 39.95

 

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           - Len Rothenberg