This well-regarded Alsace domaine is run by two brothers, Maurice and Jacky Barthelme, in the village of Wettolsheim, near Colmar. Maurice, who took over the winery in 1984, is married to the daughter of the late Albert Mann who gave his name to the domaine. It’s not a huge operation: they have 22 hectares in all, but five of these are in five different Grand Cru vineyards and a further two are in Lieuxdits. They have developed a great reputation for producing high quality for organic and biodynamic wine.
With a pale gold colour the Schlossberg combines power and finesse. Apple, spice, mineral and wax integrate with the sinewy structure and rich texture – the length of this wine is extraordinary.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“A subtle white, with well-defined acidity and flavours of lemon zest and sea salt, as well as underlying notes of apple, honey and mineral. This shows intensity and a firm structure, and should open up with time. Best from 2011 through 2021. 800 cases made. 90/100.” – Wine Spectator