2018 Domaine Mann Pinot Gris 'Letzenberg'
A rising star in Alsace, Sébastien Mann joined the family estate in 2009 with a passion for viticulture. His family inherited the land in Eguisheim following WWII, and his parents, Jean-Louis and Fabienne, inherited the property from Jean-Louis’ parents in 1982. Previously known as ‘Mann Henri,’ in 1998, they decided to make their first wines under Jean-Louis et Fabienne Mann’s name.Domaine Mann has been certified organic since 2008 and achieved its Biodyvin certification in 2015. The wines are singular, pure with superb balance and a stately complexity. From a plot planted in the late 1990s on clay-limestone soils.
This 100% Pinot Gris possesses a silky texture that is complemented by the freshness of the wine. The grapes are pressed very slowly and delicately. Fermentation takes place only using indigenous yeasts, and the wine is aged on the lees in stainless steel vats for one year before bottling. Intense aromas of stone fruits, white flowers, honey and sweet spices. Lovely texture and a long precise finish. This wine could work well with white fish, white meat such as veal or chicken, and a cheese course, particularly
one featuring creamy cheeses.