91 Pts Wine Spectator
"Honeyed apricot and spice notes are accented by orange marmalade and tangy acidity in this off-dry white. Light- to medium-bodied and well-balanced, with a hint of sweet honeysuckle on the finish. Riesling and Pinot Gris. Drink now through 2020. 75 cases imported. -BS" 91 points Wine Spectator
"(a roughly 50/50 blend of riesling and pinot gris, grown on reddish Jurassic calcaire soil) Pale bright yellow color. Pink grapefruit, honey and spices on the open nose. Very sweet but spicy and juicy, conveying a strong impression of energy and precision. This has a chewy solidity but remains light on its feet. Wonderfully expressive, intense wine with real thrust and power, not to mention cut and length. Transcends the vintage." 91 points - Stephen Tanzer - International Wine Cellar
"Creamy and rich, this blend of riesling and pinot gris offers concentrated flavors of mandarin orange and apricot, its citrusy acidity supporting the opulent ripeness. It feels focused despite its weight, gaining more complexity the longer it sits in the glass." 90 points Wine & Spirits
"The first limestone slab of the Great Oolite, inclined towards the east and standing erect like a sentinel facing south and towards the plain, the Rotenberg is the earliest of the Bergheim terroirs. Its red soil, marked by iron, is deeply calcerous and the wholly solar climate brings together Riesling and Pinot Gris into a shimmering of citrus characteristics, less candied than Grasberg, but fine and very elegant."
"Rotenberg wines are meant to be drunk fairly young, fresh and airy, with a frame of lemony acidity, very aromatic, they are reflected by the most noble fish, which themselves become illuminated by a magnificent lightâ¦almost geological! (a co-planted vineyard of Riesling and Pinot Gris)." -Importer
"Jean-Michel Deiss is descended from a family of winegrowers who first settled Bergheim in 1744, and the grandson of Marcel Deiss, who founded the family winery in 1947. Jean-Michel was forced by circumstance to run his family estate, and unwillingly made to attend oenology school. Once he started producing his own wines, he set about rejecting most of what he had been taught and time and again finding his own path. Over the course of twenty-five years Jean-Michel has brought Domaine Marcel Deiss into its modern era, and become acknowledged as one of the greatest white wine producers in the world." -Importer