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Riesling Dragon Josmeyer - Buon Vino Biodynamic Wine
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Riesling Le Dragon Domaine Josmeyer 2015

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One Line Description Riesling Le Dragon Domaine Josmeyer: dry, pure, biodynamic Riesling with citrus notes, subtle texture and racy acidity.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Alsace, France
Producer Domaine Josmeyer
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Riesling
Alcohol 12% abv
Terroir Mostly limestone, sheltered southwest-facing slopes
Maturation Stainless steel
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5 years
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Riesling Le Dragon Domaine Josmeyer: dry, pure, biodynamic Riesling with citrus notes, subtle texture and racy acidity. Inspired by the local legend of a dragon which fought the sun, lost and retreated to the cave at the top of the Drachenloch vineyard - where this wine is grown - to die. The cave shelters the southwest-facing slopes creating one of the warmest micro climates in the area, known as Petit Senegal. This is a dry style of Riesling characterised by citrus fruit flavours and an acidity well balanced by the body.

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 most of the wines we stock today - taking over in 1966. In 2000 he switched the entire estate to organic and biodynamic culture. He is credited with elevating the estate to one of Alsace’s greats, and with injecting the wines with their unique sense of cultural place by combining his love of contemporary art with his produce. After his death earlier this year, 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. Organic certification was given in 2004 and all the wines are made with the upmost respect for the terroirs. 5 distinct terroirs make up the estat, 2 of which have achieved Grand Cru status: Hengst and Brand. Vines are planted at a minimum of 5200 per hectare. Once hand picked, the grapes undergo gentle pressing followed by natural fermentation in their 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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