As the first Oolithe limestone slab, sloping eastward, standing like a sentinel facing the south and the plain, ROTENBERG is the most precocious terrroir of Bergheim. Its red soil marked by iron, deeply lying limestone and solar climate fully assemble Riesling and Pinot Gris in this shimmering citrus characteristics, less jam than Grasberg, but still fine and very elegant. The Rotenberg are the wines supposed to be enjoyed quite young, fresh and aerial with its lemon frame, very aromatic, which tends to be paired with the noblest fish, enlightening a beautiful light in the palate ... almost geological!
Domaine Marcel DEISS is located in Bergheim, a small village nestling in the heart of the wine region of Alsace, equidistant from the northern and southern boundaries of the region. Current winemaker Jean-Michel DEISS was born into a long-established family of wine growers, living at BERGHEIM since 1744. Managed today by Jean-Michel DEISS, the domaine consists of 26 hectares (52 acres) of hillside vineyards spread over 9 communes and approximately 20 kilometers .
The extreme variation in conditions of production at the domaine have led Jean-Michel DEISS to seek to express in each wine the three factors that make a wine complete: the grape variety, the vintage and the terroir. The greater the wine, the more the gustatory characteristics linked to the soil take the place of the typicity linked to grape variety or vintage. When speaking of terroir, the following have to be taken into consideration: geology, pedology, climate and microclimate, technical exploitation of the character of the soil, microfauna and flor, and the traditional methods and techniques used to produce wines.