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Domaine Barmès-Buecher Grand Cru Riesling Steingrüblertext

Domaine Barmès-Buecher Grand Cru Riesling Steingrübler 2020

Alsace, FranceGeneviève Buecher and François Barmès established their estate in 1985 by joining the vines of each respective family who had held land there since the 17th century, near the village of Wettolsheim. Today Domaine Barmès-Buecher spreads over 17 biodynamically farmed hectares, scattered over 7 terroirs including 3 Grands Crus: Hengst, Pfersisberg and Steingrubler. This comes from the latter's calcareous marls and sandstone, and vines around 25 years old. After a native ferment in stainless, this rested 16 months on lees in foudres. Quite potent, with truffle, white honey, lanolin, crushed stones, and flake salts at the fore, with hints of mandarin, and pear skin closing out the finish. There's an almond bitterness framing this dry wine, which will start cusping into more honeyed nutty notes in future. One for the cellar.Tasted: 10 March 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Domaine Barmès-BuecherGrape: Riesling