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2019 Domaine Barmes Buecher 7 Grains

Alsace, France

An intense textural white blend of seven different grapes from a top biodynamic producer in Alsace.

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About the Wine

In the French wine region of Alsace, in the northeast of the country, there are 7 grape varieties that are permitted in AOC (Appellation of Controlled Origin, relating to wine produced in a specific region and to a certain quality level). Those grape varieites are: Pinot Blanc; Gewurztraminer; Muscat; Pinot Gris; Pinot Auxerrois; Pinot Noir; and Riesling.

The "7 Grains" in the name of this Domaine Barmes-Buecher wine refers not only to the 7 grape varieites permitted in AOC wines of the region, but also to the blend of 7 grapes in the wine. The resulting wine has aromatic intensity, a full body, and lovely, persistent flavours. Buy some to drink now and some to drink later.

About Domaine Barmes-Buecher

Domaine Barmes-Buecher was established in 1985 by Francois Barmes and his wife Genevieve (née Buecher), after combining parcels of land owned by their respective families in the village of Wettolsheim, not far from the German border. From the start, the 17 hectares were farmed biodynamically, with the varieites of Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sylvaner, Gewurztraminer, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Auxerrois.

In 2011, Francois died tragically, so siblings Sophie and Maxime stepped up to help out their mother, with Maxime overseeing the winemaking, while all take a very hands-on approach in the vineyard to keep producing excellent fruit and make distinctive wines. Of the seven vineyards, 3 are designated as Grand Crus.

Siblings Sophie and Maxime Buecher with their mother Genevieve in the vineyard
Siblings Sophie and Maxime Buecher with their mother Genevieve in the vineyard
Alsace, France
Additional Info

From the Producer

Soil : Clay, limestone and sandstone on the hillside, sandy and silty in the plain.

Aged in inox tank on total lees during 5 month. Long fermentation, natural yeast.

Blend : Pinot Blanc (36%), Gewurztraminer (33%), Muscat (12%), Pinot Gris (9%), Pinot Auxerrois (6%), Pinot Noir (3%), Riesling (1%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

The vineyards of Domaine BarmesBuecher
The vineyards of Domaine BarmesBuecher
Alsace, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Real Review

"Very fragrant aromas, strongly suggesting muscat and gewürz lift. A rich, full-bodied wine, soft and rounded with lots of flavour and amplitude. A suggestion of seasoned oak barrel. Very dry and long. An excellent wine." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

92Points
The Wine Front

"Alsace! Anyone drink the stuff any more? I know one fella who loves it more than anything, but he is just one fella. I like the stuff, rarely drink it. Oh well. Something to improve on. All the Alsace grapes, or so, pinot gris, gewurztraminer, riesling, pinot blanc, muscat, pinot noir and chasselas. Phew! "Waxy textured, medium to fuller weight white. Touches of toast, salted nuts, oatmeal here, lots of fleshy stone fruits, vanilla, blackcurrants. Bouquet and palate in synch. Quite evocative in style, ‘very Alsace’, loads of flavour and all that gooey feel. Nice trickle of orangey acidity to close. A good drink." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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