History of Marcel Deiss
Domaine Marcel Deiss is located in Bergheim, in the heart of Alsace’s wine region. A true ambassador for the district, Marcel descends from a family of wine makers who have settled in Bergheim in 1744. The company namesake, Marcel Deiss, surprisingly did not automatically join the family business. Instead, when he came of age he joined the military and left his native homeland. When he returned after the Second World War, he was ready to invest in the family passion: the vines. He developed a dynamic company with the help of his son André, which is now run by Jean-Michel Deiss and his son Mathieu.
Marked by a great diversity of terroirs, with about 220 plots, the domain consists of 26 hectares of hillside vineyards spread over 9 communes and approximately 20 kilometers. To preserve and to fully express the personality of each, the family has opted for a mix of traditional and biodynamic cultivation using techniques such as ploughing, hoeing, compost and green cover and banning others such as weeding and chemical fertilizers.
The domaine also gives great importance to complantation. This technique, which involves growing several varieties of grapes on the same plot, adds a further layer of complexity to the expression of the terroir. The main varieties are Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. However, also grown are some of the region’s more minority varieties such as Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. The wines of Marcel Deiss represent a delicate balance between the assertion of the soil, the expression of the vintage and the personality of the grape variety.