2010 Marcel Diess Grasberg

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2010 Marcel Diess Grasberg

The storybook villages of Alsace, with their signature ornately patterned tile roofs, is truly like no other. This northeastern corner of France bordering Germany has flip flopped its national identity several times, caught in the tug of history's many wars. It is perhaps the greatest home for the 'aromatic' family of white wines: Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris. Styles ranging from bone dry to massively concentrated with residual sugar have been known to confound consumers; one thing is for sure, once they're in your glass, they will indeed charm you!!! ALSO: The wines of the Lorraine with the lower Moselle river flowing through it can be found here.

Ian D'Agata's review:

"Bright pale yellow. Lemon and butter on the nose, along with nuances of rose water, flowers and smoke; showing less noble rot character than the 2011. Juicy and fruit-driven, with rich, ripe apricot, peach and papaya flavors that offer compelling sweetness and clarity. A fairly sizable wine with a long, minerally finish. " 92 points

David Schildknecht's review:
"Striking, high-toned aromas of maraschino, pistachio and mirabelle distillate in the Deiss 2010 Grasberg put me in mind of previous renditions from this site and field-blend that favors Riesling, Pinot Gris and Traminer variants. Tingling pineapple informs its firm yet lusciously juicy palate, leading to a long, supportively sweet finish featuring the invigorating interaction of chalk, white pepper, orange and lemon zests, and nut extracts with peach and pineapple. Look for this beauty to perform impressively through at least 2025." 93 points