Domaine Barmès Buecher Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes 2012 Alsace, France
Deep notes of ripe blackcurrant and cherries with hints of cocoa. Rich, spicy and intense with a medium to full body. Drink it with a rich meaty stew. If you have the patience, keep it in your cellar for a couple more years.
About the winemaker
Domaine Barmès Buecher is located in Wettolsheim, in the Alsace region, in north-east France. The domain was created in 1985 by Geneviève Barmès (née Buecher) and François Barmès with vineyards that had been in their families since the 17th century. Ten years later, they converted the domain’s 16 hectares to biodynamic viticulture. The children, Sophie and Maxime, joined the family business in 2011, following the sudden death of their father François. Nowadays, Genevieve, Sophie and Maxime produce red, white and sparkling wines, among the best in Alsace.
|Viticulture and Winemaking|
1600 bottles produced, AOC Alsace, Harvest by hand, Hengst is a terroir which shows itself in power and length, but which is fairly discreet when young, Indigenous yeasts, Its minerality appears after five to ten years in bottle, Moderate-to-steep slope with south exposure, Soil: Marl limestone from the Oligocene period, Suitable for vegans, The chalk gives power and the southern exposure gives a slighlty grilled, toasted character that seems spicy, almost menthol like, The grapes are 100% de-stemmed, foot-trodden, fermented and aged for 16 months in 60% new barriques, Yield of 41 hl/ha