Josmeyer - Riesling Hengst Grand Cru Samain 2011
Biodynamic. 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 18 months on the lees in large century old foudres. RS 8g/l.
SAMAIN is the name of the most important celtic holiday, which marks the end of the harvest and the beginning of the dark period in the year. These cuvée are a selection of old vines and come from Céline's personal cellar