Josmeyer

About JOsmeyer

Sisters Isabelle and Celine Meyer have been at the helm of the ground-breaking Josmeyer estate since 2016 when they inherited the 25 hectares of prime Alsatian vineyard from their late father Jean. Now a fifth-generation family business, Domaine Josmeyer –  incorporating the iconic slopes of AOC Grand Cru Brand and Hengst vineyard – was an early pioneer in biodynamic principles, officially recognised in 2000 but practitioners long before then.

Their wines more than validate the family conviction that “the pursuit of excellence in harmony with the earth” delivers optimal expression of both terroir and varietal character. Wines produced from the vines growing in the valley on alluvial soil are soft and voluptuous, whilst those from the calcareous and marl soils of the 360m high Hengst vineyard are rich and full-bodied, and those from the deep granite soil of the Grand Cru Brand vineyard are incisive and fine structured.

In the words of Jean Meyer, “A wine is like a pencil stroke”. Artistry is at the heart of these wines, not only in their creation but also in the hand-drawn labels that befit the domaine’s hand-crafted ethos.

Josemeyer Wines at Pol Roger

PINOT NOIR 2020

 

Joseph Drouhin Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual sugar: 1.5 g/L
Oak-ageing: 12 months in old, neutral oak

Ripe and fresh, the nose abounds with cool strawberry and cherry notes. In the mouth there is a sensual velvety softness that opens to a crunchy minerality, with refreshing citrus and strawberry seed flavours. 

PINOT BLANC ‘MISE DU PRINTEMPS’ 2021

Josemeyer Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: Pinot Blanc/Pinot Auxerrois
Alcohol: 12.0%
Residual sugar: 2 g/L
Oak-ageing: Unoaked

The nose is delicate yet expressive, reminding one of a spring garden in the North of Africa. Mandarin zest, orange leaves and cherry blossom notes bring freshness. On the palate, white flowers and citrus fruit blend with the fleshy aspect of yellow peach. Nicely balanced, it finishes with salty notes and a fine bitterness.

RIESLING ‘LE KOTTABE’ 2019

Joseph Drouhin Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: Riesling
Alcohol: 11.5%
Residual sugar: 5 g/L
Oak-ageing: Unoaked 

The nose of this Riesling reminds one of an infusion of verbena and linden with some notes of citrus like orange and yellow grapefruit. It’s a frank and spontaneous wine with a nice balance that finishes on a fine acidity and a good length. It has both a friendly and easy character but also intriguing depth.

PINOT GRIS ‘LE FROMENTEAU’ 2018

Josemeyer Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 7 g/L
Oak-ageing: Unoaked

Strong honeyed notes complement ripe apple, sweet spices and truffle on the slightly smoke, showy nose. Fleshy and chewy in the mouth, with a hint of vanilla custard to the apple and sweet spice flavours. Finishes broad, spicy, honeyed and off-dry. Alsace is the only place in the world that can make Pinot Gris like this one, rich and fleshy but precise and pure at the same time.

GEWURZTRAMINER ‘LES FOLASTRIES’ 2018

Josemeyer Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: 100% Gewurztraminer
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 8.5 g/L
Oak ageing: Unoaked

A dry style Gewurztraminer reminiscent of the spice markets from North Africa. You have the cardamom seed, the fresh coriander and the roses from Damas. The nose is full of heady scents. In the mouth, the wine retains its spicy character. The clove, nutmeg, liquorice and pepper bring an interesting aftertaste with a light bitterness and a nice freshness. 

PINOT AUXERROIS ‘H’ VIEILLES VIGNES 2016

Joseph Drouhin Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: 100% Pinot Auxerrois
Alcohol: 13%
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
Oak-ageing: Unoaked

Very intense mineral, ripe apple and pear aromas are complicated by a note of honey on a fresh nose that hints at a little lemony botrytis. Then, bright and juicy, offering a repeating mineral nuance that provides the ripe apple and pear flavours with real clarity and cut. The suave, tactile and slightly off-dry finish is long and adds a very pretty rising note of nail polish, brought on by the noble rot.

RIESLING ‘LE DRAGON’ 2016

Joseph Drouhin Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: 100% Riesling
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 5 g/L
Oak-ageing: Unoaked

Downright piercing lemony, floral and crushed rock aromas on the enticing nose. Then deep and complex but still painfully young and folded onto itself, only hinting at pomaceous orchard and white stone fruit. Very vertical wine a long, precise, citrusy and mineral finish that is bone-dry.

PINOT GRIS GRAND CRU BRAND 2015

Joseph Drouhin Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 14.0%
Residual Sugar: 12 g/L
Oak-ageing: Unoaked

Opens with a very delicate and fresh bouquet of ripe apples and very precise smoky-stony flavours. On the palate this is an elegant and delicate, dry Pinot Gris with an intense finish and a stimulating salinity. The wine is very well concentrated but straight, fresh and firmly structured.

RIESLING GRAND CRU HENGST 2016

Joseph Drouhin Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: 100% Riesling
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
Oak-ageing: Unoaked

Gentle but aromatic notes of ripe pear have a welcome edge of lemon zest about them on the nose. On the palate the full force of the fruit becomes apparent. There are tropical overtones of wonderfully tart passion fruit while ripe tangy citrus holds sway with the pervasive freshness of tangerine and orange. This is intense, supremely aromatic, straight as an arrow and very concentrated. The finish is bold and dry with a long zesty echo.

PINOT GRIS HENGST SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES 1995

Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 12%
Residual Sugar: 88 g/L
Oak-ageing: Unoaked

 The soil here is predominantly of sand, shingle, and silt with a high incidence of pebbles and frequent plates of loess. From this vineyard come wines which are soft and sensual. The nose is open with aromas of honey and dried apricot. The palate is very dense and complex but while in elegance and finesse. A delectable pairing for desserts made from figs, dates, apricots, or chestnuts.

GEWURTZRAMINER HENGST SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES 1995

Joseph Drouhin Wines at Pol Roger

Varietal: 100% Gewurtzraminer
Alcohol: 12%
Residual Sugar: 88 g/L
Oak-ageing: Unoaked

The wine has is golden yellow colour. The nose is intense and complex, revealing notes ofpraline, toasted bread, nuts, gingerbread, smoke. The palate is syrupy in attack, with thin liquor; it’s like eating a candied fruit without the dry mouth. The finish is long with persistent flavours of orange peel and smoked fruit.

Pol Roger Wine

Delight in every moment.