100% Pinot Noir
Bright dark ruby-red. Deep nose of blueberry nectar, blackberry and strawberry, complicated by violet and a hint of herbs. Bright and juicy with sneaky density to the blue and red fruit flavors. Finishes suave and floral, revealing lingering hints of pepper. This is always the most floral of Mann’s Pinot Noir wines. These southeast-facing vines are 35 years old and grow in the Pfersigstberg Grand Cru; the wine is made by using about 15% whole clusters and is aged in 25% new oak (the rest is once-used barrels only). 13% alcohol.
The domain spans almost 24 hectares and over a hundred parcels for the vineyards. They produce 120,000 annually with Biodynamic Viticultures
91 points Ian D'Agata