The first appointment I made was at Marcel Deiss in Bergheim. Marcel Deiss is a fairly small producer, but I was surprised at how many different wines they make. Just about everything is a blend (with the exception of their reds made exclusively from Pinot Noir), something not all that uncommon in Alsace, but they make more a point of it than most. All of their wines are also biodynamic, something also more and more common in Alsace. This means that they do their best to grow the grapes in a natural way, with as little intervention as possible.
We were graciously hosted by Florian Mercandelli who was a wealth of knowledge. My wife and I are conversationally fluent in French, though this being our first day back in France we were a little rusty. Despite that, our discussion with Florian was entirely in French. It was incredibly interesting as we covered not just the wines of Marcel Deiss, but the wine industry in Alsace in general.
Much thanks to Florian for such a great visit and for Jean-Michel Deiss for making such great wine.