Pinot Gris Grand Cru "Brand"

Domaine Josmeyer

Alsace

Vintage

2010

Grape Varieties

Pinot Gris

Description

Terroir: When leaving the Munster valley, overlooking and corbelling the town of Turckheim, this Grand Cru boasts intense sunshine. Located on the Ribeauvillé fault mosaic, facing south and south-east, it extends up to an altitude of 380 metres. Brand is a complex labyrinth of rocks laying on a substrate of granite, rocks composed of quartz, feldspar and mica, providing sandy and coarse soil. Turckheim granite has remarkable homogeneity and is made-up of two variably-small mica layers. This subsoil type has heating-effects on the roots which enhances the good ripening of grapes and malic acid combustion. It also creates a microclimate from the heat stored in the surface by its small rocks. In the central part of the Grand Cru, granite rock is topped with a layer of arena 5 to 8 metres thick, thus allowing the root system to grow very deep. The soil is acid, limestone-free and not very clayey. It is very poor in loam and is mostly composed of sand.

Age of the vines: 40 years old

Vinification: The grapes were hand picked and whole-bunch pressed very slowly and gently in pneumatic presses over 5-8 hours. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Ages in stainless steel or big oak barrel depending on the vintage

Vintages & Larger Formats

NAME PRICE SIZE VINTAGE
Pinot Gris Grand Cru "Brand" Login Bottle (75cl) 2010
Pinot Gris Grand Cru "Brand" Login Bottle (75cl) 2008

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