Albert Mann is an organically run domaine that ranks among the top Alsace producers. Since 1984, it has been run by Jacky and Maurice Barthelmé, the latter being married to Marie-Claire, granddaughter of Albert Mann. The family farms land on Grands Crus Hengst (Wintzenheim) and Steingrubler (Wettolsheim) and in all, the domaine covers 19 hectares. 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 and respect for terroir. They work with high ecological ambitions, prune hard and harvest very low yields. No chemicals are used in the vineyards. This 100% Gewürztraminer is from 35 year old vines grown on limestone and clay and makes for an ideal partner to mildly spicy foods.
A light golden in colour. Aromas of passion fruit, beeswax and mango. On the palate, medium-bodied with a low acidity and oily mouthfeel. The finish is lingering suggesting further tropical fruit flavours. Try with Muenster cheese, wine-braised sauerkraut and pork sausages or a bacon and onion tart (Tarte Flambé).