What the Critics say
'Golden-tinged yellow. Fresh, bright wine that offers ripe apple and pear aromas and flavors complicated by hints of spices and honey. Brimming with early appeal, but also dense and layered, with a suave, long finish. Another very fresh and lively mostly Auxerrois wine from Albert Mann (this wine is labeled “Pinot Blanc” but is 70% Auxerrois and 30% Pinot Blanc); such enticing freshness is not usually a characteristic of Auxerrois wines. The Auxerrois contributes noteworthy glyceral sweetness, but the residual sugar is actually less than 5 g/L. No Auxerrois VV was made in 2017 because of the frosts and so what Auxerrois was picked went into this entry-level Pinot Blanc Auxerrois. Drink: 2019 - 2021'
A tasty Alsace with restrained but distinctive acidity and fruit. Tight nose of slightly sharp pear fruit and petrol. Palate of sweet and sour chewy pear and mildly sweet white grapefruit flavour. It's a beautiful and easygoing Auxerrois.
Domaine Albert Mann sits firmly in the top rank of Alsatian wine producers. The quality of wines from here is always incredibly consistent, but at the same time has been on a constant upward curve; a fact that must be in part related to the estate’s conversion to biodynamic viticulture. Brothers Jacky and Maurice Barthelme consistently produce wines of richness, concentration and intensity, while never losing sight of terroir.
|Grape Variety||Pinot Blanc|