This is a two vintage pair of Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Sclossberg, 2012 and the stellar 2016.
These Grand Cru Rieslings from Albert Mann's organic estate in Alsace have gloriously refreshing, mouthwatering palates with inviting aromas of fennel, grapefruit, honeydew melon and an underlying sea breeze minerality. they are known for their great aromatic complexity, dominance of fruits, with length and freshness. This is serious Riesling and for those hooked on petroleum, they are both in a great place now and have even more aging potential. Which is why we want to offer the chance to taste two aged Rieslings of this caliber side-by-side, a rare chance.
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Here's some background:
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 and precise with direct fruit forward aromas and texture.