Domaine Barmès Buecher Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Steingrubler 2011 Alsace, France
Gorgeous sweet wine with intense floral perfume and notes of lychee and melon. Lush, layered and lengthy with mouth watering acidity. A foie gras terrine, or fresh and pan fried, would be a great accompaniment. So would be a lemon sorbet.
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|
2223 bottles produced, AOC Alsace, It produces full bodied powerful and mineral wines, Moderate to steep south to south-east slope, Soil: Oligocene limestone with clay, marl, and coarse sand of micaceous granitic origin, Steingrübler is a complex terroir thanks to the rich diversity of its soil, Sugar: 91.9 g/l, Suitable for vegans, The clay brings in citrus flavours; the chalk gives power; marl, the subtlety; and the granitic sand, minerality, Yield of 44 hl/ha