Domaine Albert Mann
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 grand-daughter of the late Albert Mann who gave his name to the domaine. It’s not a huge operation: they have 19 hectares over 8 communes, but five of these are in five different Grand Cru vineyards and a further two are in Lieux-dits. Albert Mann is garnering a reputation as a good producer of dry wines, although they are not bone dry. These wines have a different approach, with sufficient sugar to provide a greater sense of balance. Their wines are made the way their grandparents and great grandparents have made them ever since they started their family vineyard in 1654. Handpicking, whole bunch pressing and wild yeasts all help to let the terroir speak for itself. Fully organic and biodynamic since 1997, this small, family-owned company is run to respect nature to the fullest. The terracing in some of their vineyards is so steep that they have to plough unwanted weeds back into the soil using horses. It’s backbreaking labour and everyone in the family takes their turn. As Maurice Barthelmé (vigneron) says: “We’re all chiefs and indians, accountants, vignerons, packers and cleaners, just depends on the time of day”.
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