To me Alsace has always been a region of France that offers so much value and excitement. The wines are often very underpriced for their quality because the wines that they produce have for some reason fallen out of fashion in the last twenty years, though they have never tasted better. They are insanely food friendly, as perfect for the Thanksgiving table as they are for spicy Thai takeout.
Domaine Albert Mann is an under the radar rockstar based in Wettolsheim. They cultivate a total of 21 hectares of vines in eight villages and five grand crus, adhering to biodynamic principles. From a total of 120 blocks and due to the highly complex geology, the domaine -- directed by Maurice and Jacky Bethelmé and their wives Marie-Claire and Marie-Therese for the last 25 years -- bottles about 35 different wines per year.
The 2019 Furstentum Grand Cru explodes of the glass with exotic fruit and spice aromas and has a rich, honeyed finish without ever feeling flabby because there is a beautiful core of freshness running throughout.