Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand L’Exception Josmeyer 2009 DESSERT WINE 750ml

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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.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine Josmeyer
Country France
Region Alsace, France
Vintage 2009
Wine Type Dessert Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Pinot Gris/Grigio
Terroir Deep granite soil, laced with black mica and gneiss
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation Barrels
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Another 10 years

It’s less common to find a producer that moves as comfortably with the ‘iconic’ label in conventional wine circles as it does in the Biodynamic world, but for Josmeyer, this is the case. Perhaps it’s the history associated with the estate; or perhaps it’s that insightfully and traditionally made wines from high quality grapes in the end, create few enemies. 

The estate was established in 1854 in the charming village of Wintzenheim and spans over 28 hectares of prime Alsatian terroir. The Meyer family has owned and operated the winery for five generations. In the 1990s, Jean Meyer made the bold decision to shift the estate to organic and biodynamic practices, which is credited with transforming it into one of the premier wineries in Alsace. After his passing, his daughters, Celine and Isabelle, took over the management of the winery and now produce the stunning wines made today. 

Wintzenheim's low annual rainfall, which is among the lowest in France, benefits the estate, which comprises five unique terroirs, two of which have achieved Grand Cru status: Hengst and Brand. At Josmeyer grapes are carefully handpicked and pressed before undergoing natural fermentation in 100-year-old casks, where they are aged on the lees. Josmeyer's wines are renowned for their freshness, complexity, and minerality, with each of the five terroirs contributing to the distinct expressions of the grape varieties.



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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand L’Exception Josmeyer 2009 DESSERT WINE 750ml

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