Josmeyer Pinot Gris Le Fromenteau Alsace AOC 2012

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Domaine Josmeyer was founded in 1854 by Aloyse Meyer, a restaurant owner and gourmet who became a negociant. His son Joseph succeeded him in 1933, but was forced to prematurely hand over the reins to his eldest son, Hubert, during the Occupation in WWII. Hubert had a degree in oenology, and was an excellent winemaker who started to push the business into the export market; he created the Josmeyer name in 1963, adding the first three letters of his father’s name to their last name. His son Jean took over in 1966, switching the entire domaine to organic and biodynamic viticulture in 2000. Today, Jean's daughters Céline and Isabelle continue the family business. This pinot gris is named ‘Le Fromenteau’, an old Parisian name for the grape. It comes from parcels in the Herrenweg vineyard in Turckheim, which has sandy and silty soil speckled with pebbles and loess, and is gently whole-cluster pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast. It’s elegant and plush, still showing some bright acidity and a faintly nutty and honeyed character from its age. It has a sweet fruitfulness of apricot, peach, pear, and a hint of ginger, but finishes with tension and dryness. Certified biodynamic, vegan.

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