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2001 Marcel Deiss Schoenenbourg

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March 19, 2023 - $76



98Stephen Tanzer

Extremely unevolved, reticent nose hints at candied citrus peel, juniper and aromatic spices and herbs, plus a whiff of white truffle... This has the structure of a red wine: it's hard to scrape this stuff off one's palate. Opens out like a peacock's tail on the back, showing building sweetness, great lift and tannic spine. This complete wine lingered on my palate for minutes and in my mind for days.

95The Wine Advocate intense, clear and mineral-flavored bouquet of dried and stewed apricots... Round, intense and very elegant and finessed on the palate, this sweet to medium-sweet Schoenenbourg reveals a lingering salinity and firm tannin grip.

90Wine Spectator

Bold, ripe and off-dry, this combines peach, quince and vanilla pastry notes with beeswax and chamomile accents. Open and appealing, it has ample structure embedded in its rich texture.


France, Alsace, Schoenenbourg

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.