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Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand L'Exception Josmeyer - Buon Vino Biodynamic Wine
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Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand L'Exception Josmeyer 2009 DESSERT WINE 750ml

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One Line Description Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand L'Exception 2009 750ml, biodynamic dessert wine, rare sweet wine from a Grand Cru vineyard site, mature vintage.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Alsace, France
Producer Domaine Josmeyer
Vintage 2009
Wine Type Dessert Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol 12% abv
Terroir Deep granite soil, laced with black mica and gneiss
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Maturation Barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Another 10 years
Production Detail Hand-picked late harvest grapes, very low yields, around 20 hectolitres per hectare, approx 100 grams residual sugar, spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast, maturation in barrels, no finings, limited filtration and sulphites.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined
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Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand L'Exception 2009 750ml, biodynamic dessert wine, rare sweet wine from a Grand Cru vineyard site, mature vintage. Approx 100 grams residual sugar. The nose is open with aromas of honey and dried apricot which leads to a dense palate with confit fruit, sweet spices and a long, long finish. An outstanding winter time dessert wine for desserts made from figs or prunes, dates, apricots or chestnuts. With Xmas flavours like boozy mince pies, strong fruit cakes, blue cheeses etc, this wine is also superb.

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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