Domaine Barmès Buecher Gewürztraminer Rosenberg 2012 Alsace, France
2012 is Maxime’s fist vintage and this wine, so pure and terroir driven, reveals the young man’s talent. Deep, round, sweet, intense and mineral at the same time. There is no doubt this a Gewürztraminer of the highest quality.
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|
6100 bottles produced, AOC Alsace, Gentle to moderate slope facing east and north-east, Harvest by hand, Indigenous yeasts, Matured for ten months on the fine lees, Rosenberg is a terroir of fairly deep soil, Soil: clay-limestone from the Oligocene period, mainly chalk, but with sandstone or flinty substrates, Sugar: 28.4 g/l, Suitable for vegans, The limestone confers power, the clay gives fatness, the sandstone and flint, minerality and subtlety, Yield of 58 hl/ha