Riesling Grand Cru Hengst Domaine Josmeyer 2016

Please note: The image may not show the actual vintage available. Please check the product details for the actual vintage.

Perfect for:

A hearty dinner

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Full, Complex, Full bodied

No reviews yet

£59.00

Add to your wishlist

Discover More

Riesling Grand Cru Hengst from Domaine Josmeyer is a dry style, with exotic fruits, lively, racy acidity and an undercurrent of crushed stone minerality. The vineyard is situated on a 360 meter high slope and is essentially a mixture of limestone from the Vosges, chalky marl and layers of red, brown, green and beige sediment which produces fuller bodied wines that are a little untamed in youth (Hengst means stallion) but develop intense aromatics and richness with age. Pair with sushi, fresh fish and goats cheese.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine Josmeyer
Country France
Region Alsace, France
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Riesling
Terroir Limestone and chalky marl
Alcohol 13% abv
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years

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.

No reviews yet

  • 5 0
  • 4 0
  • 3 0
  • 2 0
  • 1 0

Be the first to review “Riesling Grand Cru Hengst Domaine Josmeyer 2016”

Your email address will not be published.

The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
Natural wine explained. Read more

Free delivery on orders over £199

You might also like these…

Riesling Grand Cru Hengst Domaine Josmeyer 2016

£59.00