About the Wine
Like in Burgundy, the Grand Crus of Alsace are the best viticultural sites, with superb terroirs that can produce truly memorable wines. These Grand Crus sites tend to have excellent sun exposure, resulting in grapes that can fully ripen and develop complex flavours. The Hengst vineyard is one of three Grand Crus vineyards in by the Barmes-Buecher family stable, the other two being Pfersigberg and Steingrubler.
The Barmes Buecher Riesling Hengst Grand Cru is a very ripe wine with captivating aromas of citrus, spice, tropical fruits, and flowers. There's great liveliness on the palate from the minerality and vibrant acidity. It shows an excellent balance between power and elegance. Drink now or hold for 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.