Grapes Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc
Region Alsace, France
Style Pinot Blanc
Any added sulphites Below 50mg/Litre
Tasting notes Spring blossom and white peach aromas open up to a moreish palate with a fleshy texture and refreshing acidity. Ripe apple and honey lift the finish.
Josmeyer estate was certified as a biodynamic producer back in 2001, it was after a relatively smooth conversion. Founded in 1854 by Aloyse Meyer, Josmeyer was largely organic already. In fact, biodynamic production is not so uncommon in the small village of Wintzenheim, near Colmar in Alsace (a spot that enjoys one of the lowest annual rainfalls in the whole of France), largely due to its unique terroir. The Vosges Mountains act as a rain shield, keeping the areas around Wintzenheim dry and basked in sunlight – conditions ideal for biodynamic and organic farming.
Hand-picked grapes gently whole-bunch pressed in pneumatic presses over 5-8 hours to give a clean must and a beneficial amount of skin contact. Transferred to thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks the juice then began a natural fermentation using only its own natural yeast which lasted for one month.