Wines Of Alsace

Wine of the Week: Barmès Buecher Pinot Noir Reserve 2014

January 16, 2018

Domaine Barmès Buecher was established in 1985 by Geneviève (Buecher) Barmès and François Barmés from family vineyards dating from the 17th century near Wettolsheim. The 40+ acre winery converted to organic and biodynamic farming in 1998, and is located run by Geneviève and her two children Maxime and Sophie.

This Pinot Noir Reserve (2014) is produced from 31-year-old vines grown in Equisheim and Wettolsheim. The soils are limestone and marl mix. The grapes are 100% destemmed, tread by foot before fermentation and aging for 10 months in three to five-year-old barriques. This aromatic wine expresses ripe wild cherry and raspberry aromas and some minerality. Well structured and well balanced, this generous wine delivers fresh acidity, silky tannins and a clean finish.