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Albert Mann Pinot Noir Alsace Aoc Grand H 2004

Member Review by Astarte10:

Right from the outset I could tell that this wine was something special. The first thing that hits the nose is an intense toastiness, like toasted white bread with butter on it. Upon entering the mouth the wine explodes with intense, vivid fruits, especially lingonberry and cranberry. Intense as it is, it is also refined, medium-bodied and velvety dry. Supporting the fruit is beautiful new oak. The tannins are surprisingly hot and feisty for a pinot noir. Still, it is not too bitter. It is not sour either, but not sweet by any means. There is a hint of licorice. The color is a deep ruby red and it sparkles like the best and leaves you with a toasty, velvety aftertaste. Magnificent!

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Albert Mann:
The birth of the Domaine Albert Mann is the fruit of the joint efforts of two big viticultural families, Mann and Barthelmé. The Mann's have been winegrowers since the beginning of the 17th century, and Barthelmé since 1654. Today the brothers, Maurice and Jacky Barthelmé, assisted by their wives, Marie-Claire and Marie-Thérèse, manage the family estate. The Domaine Albert Mann is located in W... Read more
The birth of the Domaine Albert Mann is the fruit of the joint efforts of two big viticultural families, Mann and Barthelmé. The Mann's have been winegrowers since the beginning of the 17th century, and Barthelmé since 1654. Today the brothers, Maurice and Jacky Barthelmé, assisted by their wives, Marie-Claire and Marie-Thérèse, manage the family estate. The Domaine Albert Mann is located in Wettolsheim, a small village in the south of Alsace, 1.3 miles away from Colmar. The vineyards cover an area of 47 acres spread on 8 communes. The domaine practices organic viticulture. The grapes are hand harvested, and then slowly extracted to get clear juice that doesn't need any supply of oenological products, with the exception of a small quantity of sulfur. After a fermentation of several months, the wines stay in contact with their lees that nourish them and that, at the same time, stabilize them naturally. The wines are bottled at waning moon in order to preserve the fruit. Distribution of the grape varieties • Pinot Blanc Auxerrois 25 % • Riesling 26 % • Pinot Gris 16 % • Gewurztraminer 18 % • Pinot Noir 12 % • Muscat 3 % Read less

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Snooth User: Astarte10
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4.50 5
04/20/2009

Right from the outset I could tell that this wine was something special. The first thing that hits the nose is an intense toastiness, like toasted white bread with butter on it. Upon entering the mouth the wine explodes with intense, vivid fruits, especially lingonberry and cranberry. Intense as it is, it is also refined, medium-bodied and velvety dry. Supporting the fruit is beautiful new oak. The tannins are surprisingly hot and feisty for a pinot noir. Still, it is not too bitter. It is not sour either, but not sweet by any means. There is a hint of licorice. The color is a deep ruby red and it sparkles like the best and leaves you with a toasty, velvety aftertaste. Magnificent!


Snooth User: Imperial5
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4.00 5
08/28/2007

i love alsatian pinots. i have such a love affair, and this one really hits the spot.



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