Made by: Domaine Josmeyer
Terroir: When leaving the Munster valley, overlooking 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 on 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: 40 years old
Vinification: Hand-picked late harvest grapes, very low yields, around 20 hectoliters per hectare, approximatively 100g residual sugar, spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast, maturation in barrels, no finings, limited filtration and sulphites.
- Pinot Gris
- France, Alsace
- Domaine Josmeyer
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve