Domaine Jean-Louis et Fabienne Mann Pfersigberg Riesling
Winemaker: Jean-Louis & Fabienne Mann
Appellation: Eguisheim, Alsace, France
Grape Varieties: Riesling
This 100% Riesling gives us a nose with peach, plums, pineapple, and white flowers. The mouth feel is delicately. Fermentation takes place only using indigenous yeasts and the wine is aged on the lies for one year before bottling. This wine could pair well with mussels, clams, whelks, lobster (served hot or cold), raw marinated fish, and fish carpaccio.
The Domaine has been certified organic since 2008 and have worked biodynamically since 2009. While already using a very low dose of sulfites for many years, they are about to release their first wine with no added sulfites in 2018! They make wines with the following grapes: Sylvaner, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Auxerrois, and Pinot Noir.
Jean-Louis says that they treat every wine that they make as if comes from an Alsace Grand Cru vineyard- their yield is small to ensure they are only selecting the best quality grapes, and no additives or chemical products other than sulfites are used in the winemaking process. It is no surprise that even their entry level wines have been mistaken for Grand Crus!
This is the first time that the wines of Jean-Louis and Fabienne have been available in the U.S. in more than a decade!