Terroir: Parcels situated in the Herrenweg between Wintzenheim and Turckheim, these flat alluvial soils are rich in clay. The soil is predominantly of sand, shingle, silt, pebbles and loess. The wines produced from this vineyard are soft and sensual.
Age of the vines: 40 years old
Vinification: Handpicked grapes // gently whole-bunch pressed in pneumatic presses over 5-8 hours // spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast // ageing in stainless steel or large 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.