Vignoble du rêveur, "La vigne en Rose" 2018 - Alsace (organic, semi-sweet)
Mathieu Deiss, in addition to taking the reins of the Marcel Deiss estate, created the Vignoble du Rêveur with his partner Emmanuelle Milan in 2013. Located in Bennwihr near Colmar, he inaugurates a new chapter in the history of the Mischler vineyard, the estate of his grandfather and his maternal uncle. The 7 hectares of vines are worked in Biodynamie. For Mathieu, the goal is to seek the truth of the fruit and to guarantee the transparency of the practices. He is not afraid to break with traditional Alsatian practices, on the contrary, he seeks to go beyond the limits of the grape variety by working the grapes in a different way, with new vinifications (maceration, vinification in amphorae, no filtration, little to no sulfur).
La Vie en Rose is the union of the 2 emblematic grape varieties of Alsace, the gewürztraminer and the riesling. The grapes are first harvested by hand, then vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged for one year on the lees. It is only before bottling that the gewürztraminer is added, with the aim of allowing a lively finish and bringing natural tannins to the wine, a technique that reduces the amount of sulphur needed in the wine.
The nose is a balance between the floral and exotic notes of the gewürztraminer and the lemony touches of the riesling. The airy and ample mouth envelops the whole palate without ever weighing it down. A success !