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2016 Marcel Deiss Mambourg, 1.5ltr

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
January, 2022

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

94James Suckling

This has a very complex nose with attractively ripe and rich aromas of spiced pears and apple pastry and attractive, savory elements. The palate has a very rich, ripe and concentrated array of pears and peaches with a layered, smooth and gently spicy feel.

93+ Vinous / IWC

Not unlike a fruit syrup on the nose, notes of honey and caramel complementing the dried fruit, lime and aromatic herb aromas. Then rich, broad and silky yet light on its feet; harmonious acidity buffers the wine's moderate sweetness...

REGION

France, Alsace, Mambourg

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.