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Fromenteau Pinot Gris Josmeyer 2015/16

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One Line Description Fromenteau Pinot Gris Josmeyer, Organic Pinot Gris with a bone dry, powerful palate of citrus fruit. A superb Pinot Gris from this producer
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Alsace, France
Producer Domaine Josmeyer
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Terroir Parcels situated in the Herrenweg of Turckheim. These flat alluvian deposits of the Fecht are rich in clay (22%). The soil is predominantly of sand, shingle, and silt with a high incidence of pebbles and frequent plates of loess.
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Maturation Natural stabilisation and clarification takes place over the winter in before bottling in late spring after the vintage after only a very light filtration.
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential A wine to drink in youth for its spring fresh charm, however it has the quality to mature nicely in bottle for up to 5 years.
Production Detail Hand-picked grapes and gently whole-bunch pressed in pneumatic presses over 5-8 hours. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast. Ageing in stainless steel or large oak barrel depending on the vintage
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined


Fromenteau Pinot Gris Josmeyer, biodynamic wine, made from 40 year old vines, crisp, bone with pure fruit flavours and hints of pear on the nose. A superb example of this grape variety by Josmeyer, one of our favourite Alsace producers. The nose of pear and the lemony palate are driven forward by the purity of the fruit. Serve chilled with seafood or white fish.

Josmeyer was founded in 1854 by restaurant owner Aloyse Meyer who set about building on his father’s work in the wine trade. Since then, the estate has passed through 5 generations of the Meyer family, with Jean Meyer responsible for switching the entire estate to organic and biodynamic culture. He is credited with elevating the estate to one of Alsace’s greats. After his death, his daughters Celine and Isabelle took over running of the estate. The 28 hectare estate is situated at Wintzenheim, and benefits from low annual rainfall, some of the lowest in France. Riesling and Pinot Blanc are given the largest sections of the estate, with Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer also growing here. 5 distinct terroirs make up the estate, 2 of which have achieved Grand Cru status: Hengst and Brand. Once hand picked, the grapes undergo gentle pressing followed by natural fermentation in 100 year old casks, where they also receive some lees ageing. Josmeyer’s wines are characterised by freshness, complexity and minerality, with each of the 5 terroirs contributing to different expressions of the grapes. These are true wines of character, and though their labels may suggest a certain playfulness, they are certainly serious wines.

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