Domaine Josmeyer, Riesling Grand Cru ”Brand” 6 Bottle Case 75cl

Equivalent Bottle Price £52.00

Founded in 1854, this is one of the purest and most elegant styles of Alsace Riesling, and its countless international awards show testament to this. The terroir is a complex labyrinth of rocks, and the result is a mineral-driven wine with well-integrated acidity and white fruit notes. 

Match it with: Shellfish dishes

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 granite substrate, 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, allowing the root system to grow very deep. The soil is acid, limestone-free with not much clay. It is very poor in loam and is mostly composed of sand.

Age of the vines: 60 years old

Settled in Wintzenheim in Alsace, Domaine Josmeyer is an estate with a long family history. Founded in 1854 by Aloyse Meyer, a noted restaurateur and gourmet, the estate was rechristened in 1963 by Hubert Meyer, his grandson because numerous families named Meyer were making wines in the area. He added the beginning of his father’s name, Joseph, to their surname and thus created the Josmeyer brand. Since 1966, the 28-hectare estate has been managed by Jean along with his two daughters, Céline and Isabelle.

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