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The 40-year-old vines stand on lime and sandstone in the Grand Cru Pfersigberg. The yields here are only 35 hl/ha.
The grapes were transformed into wine more on the principle of infusion than extraction. Fermentation was spontaneous in tank with 35 % whole grapes, then 17 months in barrique . Malolactic acid reduction in spring, no fining.
Muted violet-red with minimal lightening towards the rim.
In 2019, the Pinot Noir "Grand P" opens up to us as an earthy, deep and compact wine that demands the decanter to show itself. With oxygen, dark blackberries, black cherries, cassis and elderberry emerge. Forest leaves, truffle, tobacco, dark earth and wood smoke complete its impressive aroma. Everything that flows out of the glass shows such an impressive depth that you just want to dive into it, literally surrender to it.
On the palate, as expected, it is powerful with lots of fruit and a distinctive, youthful acidity and tannin structure. Once again, it shows what is possible in Alsace, namely to produce Pinot Noir, which show great finesse and are absolutely equal to many representatives from Burgundy. If you want to enjoy it in its youthful stage, you should decant it with sufficient oxygen contact, even a day of opening will suit it well. Aromatic and intensive dishes find their completion with him.
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Gnocchi with truffle and porcini mushrooms
- Venison fillet wrapped in puff pastry with juniper-raspberry-vinegar jus and turnip vegetables
- Grilled prime rib with béarnaise sauce and roast potatoes
Domaine Albert Mann
Domaine Albert Mann, 13 rue du Château Haut Rhin, 68920 Wettolsheim / France