The color is pale yellow with golden reflections. The nose is marked by floral notes such as hawthorn and lime blossom. On the palate, the attack is tense and is underlined by minerality and chiseled acidity. There are lemony aromas. The structure is ample with beautiful bitterness. Beautiful expression of a granitic terroir. This wine exudes youth.
2019 is a complex vintage to start with, but it has some nice surprises in store for us. It is balanced with remarkable acidities. It is brilliant and generous olfactory. Drink young or wait decades.
Food / wine pairing
Carpaccio of scallops marinated in olive oil. Risotto with prawns and lime. Skrei from Norway with a lemon emulsion.
Location and terroirs
The granitic arenas constitute a soil of excellent mineral fertility. The richness and diversity of the minerals encountered determine the finesse and multiplicity of the aromas of its wines.
Age of vines
About 35 years old
Albert Mann is a very progressive, organically-run domaine that ranks among the very top of Alsace producers. Since 1984, it has been run by Jacky and Maurice Barthelmé, the latter being married to Marie-Claire, granddaughter of the late Albert Mann. The family farms land on Grands Crus Hengst (Wintzenheim) and Steingrubler (Wettolsheim) and in all, the domaine covers 19 hectares in as many as 8 communes. The family also has close family ties with the owners of Paul Blanck in Kientzheim and as a result they also farm on the two fabled Grands Crus of Kientzheim and Furstentum and Schlossberg. The hallmark of the estate's wine style is power with full respect for the terroir. They work with high ecological ambitions, prune hard and harvest very low yields. No chemicals are used in the vineyards. The overall result is complex wines with superior balance and outstanding cellaring potential.