Pinot Noir Josmeyer 2020

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The weekend

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Ruby Red, Earthy, Classy

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Pinot Noir Josmeyer is a ripe and fresh. single vineyard biodynamic wine. From the Herrenweg vineyard between Wintzenheim and Turckheim, which produces, in their own words: ‘soft and sensual’ wines. This wine deserves to be treated like a Grand Cru – one of the best Pinot Noirs available. Tasting Josmeyer wines, you are struck by their freshness, their precision allied to deceptive weight and body particularly in the Grand Crus.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine Josmeyer
Country France
Region Alsace, France
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Pinot Noir
Terroir Single vineyard: Sand, shingle, silt: rich in clay
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Up to 10 years
Food Matching Charcuterie, Hard Cheese, Poultry

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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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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