Albert Mann is a biodynamic producer from Alsace. I don’t mind a bit of Alsation Riesling action. As good as the Mosel, Rheingau, the Nahe and other German regions are I tend to think Alsace gets overlooked at times. It does offer a worthwhile point of difference. The 2011 vintage was no 2009 but some good wines were still made. Imported by World Wine Estates.
This needs a little air to open up at the moment. Then it offers honey, lemon sorbet, pears and a touch of saline minerality. Generous - shows decent intensity and length without being anything outstanding. Soft acids, good shape. Chewy phenolics to wrap things up. Probably an early drinker I’d suggest – sometime within the next five years – and rather pleasant at that. 90 Good
Region: Alsace, France
Price: $35 (375ml)
Tasted: May 2013