New vintage of Josmeyer's delicious, characterful, complex Pinot Blanc

Domaine Josmeyer, in the village of Wintzenheim, near Colmar, has been around since 1854. An exceptional estate centred around the Grand Cru Hengst vineyard, they produce some of Alsace's most complex, authentic and characterful wines. But the bargain, and the Josmeyer wine we most look forward to every year, is the Pinot Blanc, 'Mise du Printemps'.

A blend of 80% Pinot Auxerrois and 20% Pinot Blanc from 35 year old vines, it is an utterly delicious, fresh wine that on a summer day cannot be bettered. It's hard to imagine anyone not loving this.

The 2021 has just arrived and as usual is tasting amazing. For a good idea of what to expect, here is Julia Harding on the most recently reviewed vintage, the 2020:

So much more character than most Pinot Blancs: there’s some green-apple fruit and a touch of white mushroom, ripe lemon, and there is also a definite mineral spiciness that is so much more to do with the place than the variety. Soft and rounded on the palate even though there is a slight impression of the texture from the skin contact. Long peppery aftertaste. A complex Pinot Blanc for sure. Remarkably mouth-filling with such modest alcohol. Julia Harding MW on the 2020 vintage, 15/06/2022

60 bottles available now. Don't miss it...