Gewurztraminer Steingrubler Albert Mann Information
About the domain
Domain Albert Mann is a historic Alsatian domain. It is the result of two families coming together: the Mann family, winemakers since the 17th century, and the Barthelmé, the current owners, winemakers since 1654. Located in Wettolsheim in the Haut-Rhin, in the heart of Alsace, the domain spans 24 hectares, a third of which are grands crus. The Barthelmé brothers, Maurice and Jacky, are now at the helm of the domain. The vineyards have been cultivated according to biodynamic principles since 1997, though certification wasn’t obtained until 2010. Meticulous work is carried out in the vineyards, with much focus on replanting vines through massal selection, so as to increase the vineyard’s diversity. The parcels are tilled, and several biodynamic preparations are used. In the winery, the vinifications are ‘hands off’, as the producers strive to achieve maximal finesse. The red wines are raised in Burgundian barrels. This domain is now known as one of the finest in Alsace; its elegant, racy wines are sought after for their digestible profile, complexity and depth.
About the cuvée
Produced organically and biodynamically, this Gewurztraminer Grand Cru offers up notes of exotic fruits, citrus fruits and flowers, such as rose and sweet spices. Supple and generous, it is balanced by a nice freshness which allows it to reach exemplary finesse. Pair with slightly spicy foods.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.