Terroir: Parcels situated in the Herrenweg of Turckheim. 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.
Age of the vines: 40 years old
Vinification: The grapes were handpicked 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.
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.