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Barmès-Buecher

 

Barmès-Buecher

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Domaine Barmès Buecher is a family owned domaine located in the town of Wettolsheim in France’s Alsace wine growing region. The domaine was founded in 1985, and today the domaine is run by Geneviève Barmès. Geneviève, along with her grown children Sophie and Maxime, tend to just over 16 hectares of vines which extend over the four communes of Wettolsheim, Wintzenheim, Turckheim and Eguisheim.

Approximately 2 of these 16 hectares are devoted to Grand Cru sites. The varieties planted include: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Sylvaner Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois and Chardonnay. All new plantings are done via selection massale. Since 1998, all of the vines have been farmed according to biodynamic principles. This process, along with careful attention to yields, quality of fruit, and minimal intervention in the cellar result in a range of wines that truly transmit the specific terroirs from which they are grown.

 
 
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Barmès-Buecher Crémant d'Alsace Brut Zero 2013

Barmès-Buecher’s sparkling wine is unusual in the world of Crémant d’Alsace in that it is produced without the use of added yeasts or sugar (for the second fermentation). Making it perhaps one of the finest examples of “farmer fizz” produced.

 

Barmès-Buecher Rosenberg Riesling Alsace 2014

Due to its north/northeast orientation, riesling grown in the Rosenberg vineyard enjoys a more lengthy maturation on the vine. Primarily for this reason, Barmès-Buecher’s example is characterized by admirable finesse and elegance.

 

Barmès-Buecher Clos Sand Riesling Alsace 2014

Clos Sand, which is situated near the top of the Grand Cru Steingrübler, has the advantage of slower ripening. Barmès-Buecher Clos Sand Riesling is always recognizably marked by great focus, nuance and acidity.

 
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Barmès-Buecher Steingrubler Gewürztraminer Alsace Grand Cru 2011

Steingrubler, or “stone quarry” in German, provides an intriguing terroir for the vines planted here. Of the Grand Cru wines produced at Barmès-Buecher, it is those wines from the Steingrubler that are the most precocious in terms of revealing fruit, spice and mineral notes.