Since 1989, the brothers Maurice and Jacky Bartholome have been running Domaine Albert Mann, making exceptional wines every vintage!
Their philosophy is to respect the soil where the grapes grow and allow the unique characters of each vineyard and variety to be expressed in the final wine. They started biodynamic winemaking in 1997 in three Grands Crus plots and since 2000, their wines have been certified organic farming by Ecocert. They are at the forefront of quality wine production in Alsace.
The Barthelme brothers, supported by their wives Marie-Claire and Marie-Thérèse, have been awarded Winemaker of the Year 2012 for their talent and dedication, by the Revue des Vins de France.
Furstentum is an Alsace Grand Cru vineyard and corresponding appellation split between the communes of Kientzheim and Sigolsheim in Alsace, north-eastern France. At 30 hectares, it is of average size amongst Alsace's 51 Grand Cru sites.
Luminous golden-tinged straw-yellow. Very refined yet intense aromas and flavors of sweet spices, lemon curd, and smoke. Classy, archetypal Gewürz, with an extremely long and silky yet vibrant finish. The violet note is typical of the Furstentum; the vieilles vignes moniker refers to the fact that these vines are at least 45 years old. This is another big Gewürz but still comes across as relatively light on its feet (13.5% alcohol, 32 g/L r.s. and 4.5 g/L total acidity; curiously, the last two numbers are identical to those of the 2016 Furstentum Vieilles Vignes). The Furstentum is a magical site for Gewürz.