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Sylvaner Peau Rouge Josmeyer 2016

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One Line Description Sylvaner Peau Rouge Josmeyer 2016, biodynamic wine, delicate and perfectly balanced, lightly aromatic, delicious.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Alsace, France
Producer Domaine Josmeyer
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Sylvaner
Alcohol 12% abv
Terroir Rotenberg is north facing slopes on the Grand Cru "Hengst" terroir. High concentration in iron.
Maturation Ages in stainless steel or big oak barrel depending on the vintage.
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5 years
Production Detail Grapes were hand picked and whole-bunch pressed very slowly and gently in pneumatic presses over 5-8 hours. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts.
Natural Features Vegan, Unfined
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Sylvaner Peau Rouge Josmeyer 2016, biodynamic wine, delicate and perfectly balanced, lightly aromatic, delicious. Made from 60 year old vines on Grand Cru soils, this amazing wine is white from a grape that has a reddish tinge to the colour. The balance of this wine is what makes it so alluring and so fresh and delightful to drink, soft white fruits and flowers compliment the stunning texture and purity, impossible not to like.

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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