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. This particular Riesling comes from vineyards situated near the domaine in Wettolsheim.
A pale golden-yellow in the glass. On the nose, hints of citrus fruit, red apple and pear. On the palate, concentrated and intense with a compact minerality. Look for notes of quince and green herbs. The finish is crisp and refreshing with a spicy undertone. Perfect with roast goose, spicy butter-steamed bass or a shrimp and papaya salad.