The Domaine Albert Mann is one of the Alsatian leader of biodynamic and organic viticulture: the estate started practising organic viticulture in 1997, was Certified Organic by Ecocert in 2000 and is now fully converted to biodynamic viticulture.
Brothers Jacky and Maurice Barthelme who have been running the estate since 1989 recently received the ‘Winemakers of the year 2012’ award by the leading French wine publication ‘Revue des Vins de France’.
‘These wines are generally superb in quality, with dramatic personalities, plenty of concentration and impeccable balance.’Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
‘Every time I visit this biodynamic domain, run by Maurice and Jacky Barthelmé (Maurice married Albert Mann’s daughter, Marie-Claire), I’m more impressed than the last time. The brothers – cousins of the Blanck family – are very serious and very determined, and their wines (Jacky is in charge of the cellar and Maurice the vineyards) grow in precision and focus with each vintage which passes. The 21-hectare domain now includes six hectares of grands crus (including the superb Hengst, Schlossberg and Furstentum) and three hectares of lieux-dits (including Altenbourg).’ Andrew Jefford, Gourmet Traveller Wine