Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstenstum Albert Mann 2016

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A hearty dinner

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Golden, Lychees, Complex

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The Furstentum Organic Gewurztraminer Grand Cru from the Albert Mann estate in Alsace weighs in at 13.5% – 14% depending on vintage and around 30 grams residual sugar. It is made from from vines more than 50 years old. Straw yellow in colour with a tightly bound bouquet of floral and mineral nuance, a characteristic of these lighter grand cru soils. Off dry on the palate, this is a taut wine; stylish and elegant, yet with intensity and richness. Very fine texture for Gewurztraminer, with no coarse cloyingness at all, excellent stuff.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Albert Mann
Country France
Region Alsace, France
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Off Dry White Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Gewurztraminer
Terroir Calcareous soil, Fürstentum is the part of the slope that sticks a little further out into the Rhine River plain. There’s a lot of water-retaining clay in the soil, which is good for grapes that are prone to low acidity like Gewurztraminer.
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturation Fermentation and maturation take several months, during which time the wine is in contact with its lees.
Ageing Potential 10-15 years comfortably
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Curries, Spicy Foods

This well regarded Alsace domaine is run by two brothers, Maurice and Jacky Barthelmé in the village of Wettolsheim, near Colmar.

Maurice, who took over here in 1984, is married to the daughter of the late Albert Mann who gave his name to the domaine. It’s not a huge operation: they have 22 hectares in all, but five of these are in five different Grand Cru vineyards and a further two are in lieux-dits. The brothers each have their responsibilities, one in vineyard and one in cellar. Viticulture is organic and they have a minimal intervention approach in the cellar. That said, they are not averse to employing state of the art technology in the gleaming stainless cellar to make life a little easier! Can't say I blame them! These organic wines are clean as a whistle and very pure without a note of funkiness with direct fruit forward aromas and texture.

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    wine fantastic
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    can’t get any better

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Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstenstum Albert Mann 2016

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