Josmeyer - Pinot Auxerrois H
Biodynamic. A very unique wine as Pinot Auxerrois is rare in Alsace and usually blended with Pinot Blanc. Sixty years old vines from two plots in the heart of Hengst Grand Cru. This cuvée cannot claim the Grand Cru status (Pinot Auxerrois is not a noble varietal), so the letter H refers to it. The vineyard is situated on a 360 meter high slope and is essentially a mixture of limestone from the Vosges, chalky marl and layers of red, brown, green and beige sediment which produce fuller bodied wines that are a little untamed in youth (Hengst means stallion) but develop intense aromatics, complexity and richness with age.
Hand harvested. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Aged 12 months on the lees in large century old foudres. RS 1.5g/l