Made by: Domaine Josmeyer
The nose is complex with notes of citrus peel, caramel and apricot. A well-balanced palate, smooth and fine. A superb vendange tardive.
Terroir: Between Wintzenheim and Turckheim these flat alluvial deposits of the Fecht are rich in clay (22%). The soil is predominantly of sand, shingle, and silt with a high incidence of pebbles and frequent plates of loess. From this vineyard come wines that are soft and sensual.
Vinification: The grapes were handpicked and whole-bunch pressed very slowly and gently in pneumatic presses over 5-8 hours to give a clean must and a beneficial amount of skin contact. Transferred to thermoregulated stainless steel tanks the juice then began a natural fermentation using only its own natural yeast which lasted for one month. The fermentation was initially temperature controlled but was eventually allowed to proceed at its own pace to allow the wine to develop its own character and complexity. The wine stabilized in stainless steel tanks naturally during the winter season and, following a very gentle filtering and was bottled in March 2007 before the heat of summer to preserve the natural carbonic gas (a natural antioxidant). Malolactic fermentation is always avoided at Josmeyer and no chaptalization takes place.
- France, Alsace
- Domaine Josmeyer
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve