The estate’s Pinot Blanc is supple with generous aromas. It is a fruity wine that is both dry and fleshy with a beautiful, long finish. This wine is made in a very precise manner to obtain finesse, elegance and purity. Manipulation is minimal in order to let the terroir express itself. An excellent pinot blanc wine at nice price.
The colour is a sustained straw-yellow. The aromatic nose reveals aromas of white and tropical fruit with a smoky edge. The mouthfeel is rich and fat. A nice dry Pinot Blanc with a long, fruity finish with a smoky note.
Fish and poultry, grilled vegetables and cheese.
Marl and limestone.
Organic viticulture and biodynamic. Guyot-cane pruned vineyard. Hilling, de-hilling of the vines and scraping, natural ground cover, addition of compost in the fall. Manual harvest.
Manual harvest, plot by plot, long and gentle pressing, fermentation with natural, indigenous yeasts.
In the aftermath of the devastating World War II the Freyburger family had no choice but to sell their Ingersheim estate. Henry Mann and his wife Pauline bought the five hectares of vines, continuing the winemaking tradition until 1982 when their son Jean-Louis and daughter-in-law Fabienne, herself from another Ingersheim winemaker family, took over. Initially the young couple sold their grapes to the local wine cooperative while restructuring the estate and familiarizing themselves with new farming methods. The first vintage to be released under the Jean-Louis and Fabienne Mann label was in 1998. Sébastien, one of their three sons, quickly became interested in viticulture and joined the family business after obtaining a degree in oenology, in addition to doing several work-study courses in Austria, Australia, Côte-Rôtie and Champagne.
This family of artisan winemaker’s mission is to maintain the tradition of producing top quality wines in a way that respects the environment. The estate converted into organic farming more than ten years ago and has been certified since 2008. The fact that there is no chemical input on the soils vines produces authentic wines that truly express their terroir. When Sébastien joined the family business in 2009 he introduced many biodynamic principles such as biodynamic sprays and using compost in the vineyards.
The vineyards of the central part of the Haut-Rhin are gathered on slopes north and south of the city of Colmar. This sub-region is protected by mountain peaks upon which clouds may remain hanging for weeks thus maintaining clear and sunny skies. Alsace receives little rain fall, the average is 590mm a year. Soil erosion, as well as partial droughts, can complicate the work of the winemakers. In spite of these sometimes challenging climatic conditions Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris ripen perfectly on the marl and limestone soils located near the villages of Eguisheim and Voegtlingshofen.
The famous Alsatian estates, extending beyond the borders of France, have a philosophy based on the commercial distribution of wine rather than a qualitative development of the products. When a classification system was defined in Alsace, the emphasis was put on individual vineyards and on the identification of qualitatively superior plots. This had the effect of transferring the power from merchants to smaller producers and is often the subject of disagreements. Besides the 51 grands crus recognized today, Alsace has only three appellations d’origine controlée: one for varietal wines, one for Grands Crus and one for Crémant d'Alsace, their sparkling wine.
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