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 meters. 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 meters 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: 60 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.
- France, Alsace
- Domaine Josmeyer
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve