JOSMEYER - Pinot Gris 'Grand Cru' Hengst 2007
***This is a Pinot Gris that will blow your mind. An explosion of flavours that lasts and lasts and lasts.***
Tangy, pure aromas of orange oil, tangerine and spices. Bright, penetrating and fairly dry, with firm stone and mineral elements framing the rich fruit. A substantial young pinot gris for aging.
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - October 2001
Tightly knit, minerally pinot gris from very ripe grapes fermented to dryness. A wine of great stature that will need time to come round. The Wine Society Shows terroir.
Broad shouldered and powerful, with dense apple and peach notes. The alcohol and grapefruit dominate the finish, while a mineral accent struggles to emerge. Give it some time.
WINE SPECTATOR - June 2002
Fine detail rises out of this gentle, yet concentrated Grand Cru. It's taut flavours of white peach and pear are clasped by firm acidity in the end, closing the door on the finish without barring the flavour.
Rated 92/100 WINE SPIRITS - April 2003
Alcohol content : 14.5% vol.
Residual Sugar (g/l) : 15 g/l
Acidity (g/l) : 6.5g/l
Age of vines : 40 ans
Yields : 40 hL/ha
JOSMEYER is a notable wine producer in the French region of Alsace. It was established in 1963 by Hubert Meyer, but the Meyer family's négociant business dates back to 1854. The domaine is best known for its grand cru wines made from Riesling from the Brand and Hengst vineyards and for its artist series wines.
Situated as it is at Wintzenheim, near Colmar, JOSMEYER Domain has the benefit of an exceptional micro-climate and one of the lowest annual rainfall in the whole of France. The Domain extends to some 28 hectares (28% Riesling, 24% Pinot Blanc & Auxerrois, 21% Pinot Gris, 19% Gewurztraminer et 10% pour les Sylvaner, Muscat & Pinot Noir) and has always been cultivated with respect for nature.
Towards the end of the nineties, the vineyards were turned over to fully organic and bio-dynamic culture. In 2004 we received the AB (agriculture biologic) certification. This alternative route, more demanding and expensive than conventional viticulture, allows man to work in harmony with the sky, the earth and the vines. This close relationship between these four elements produces superb grapes which, in their turn, give birth to deep, balanced wines with a unique personality.
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