Flashcards in Alsace.Jura Producers Deck (26):
Located in Turckheim. Vinegrowers since 1620; vinification at the domaine began in 1947. Zind was merged onto Humbrecht in 1959. Currently run by Olivier Humbrecht MW, biodynamic pioneer.
40 hectares between Gueberschwihr, Wintzenheim, Turkheim, Hunawihr, and Thann. Grand Crus: Goldert (Gueberschwihr) Hengst (Wintzenheim) Brand (Turkheim) Rangen (Thann) Single Vineyards: Rotenberg - abuts Hengst, Clos Häuserer (Wintzenheim), Herrenweg, Clos Jebsal, Heimbourg - abuts Brand (Turkheim), Clos Windsbuhl (Hunawihr)
Clos Windsbuhl Clos Häuserer (at the foot of Hengst) Clos Jebsal (abuts Brand)
What is the name of Zind-Humbrecht’s sugar measuring scale, and how does it work?
Indice (in-di-see) 1-5, with 1 being driest.
Where is Trimbach, and when was it founded?
Ribeauvillé Founded 1626 in Riquewihr
Clos Saint Hune: 1.67ha monopole within Rosacker (Hunawihr) Geisberg Osterberg (both Ribeauvillé)
Trimbach House Style: Sweet or Dry?
Generally very dry, except the VT and SGN (Cuvée Frédéric Emile is produced as VT and SGN)
Is Clos Saint Hune ever produced as VT?
1959 1989 ONLY
Where is Boxler, and when was it founded?
Niedermorschwihr 1673; domaine bottling began in 1946 with Albert Boxler.
What is unique about Boxler’s Grand Cru bottlings?
They bottle subplots, designated by the first initial of that block on the label (e.g. Sommerberg “E”)
Boxler: Vineyards & Top Wines
Sommerberg (Niedermorschwihr): Dudenstein (riesling), Eckberg (riesling), Wiptal (pinot gris) Brand (Turkheim): Kirchberg (riesling) Also varietal wines from Sommerberg and Brand, no subplot designation, as well as SGN and VT.
Where is Weinbach? When and by whom was it founded?
Kayserberg The Order of Capuchin monks in 1612.
Weinbach: Farming Philosophy
Biodynamic Conversion began in 1998; completed by 2005
-Clos des Capuchins (low on the slope, silt over granite, all varieties, produces Cuvée Theo) -Schlossberg GC, Kayserberg (1st GC in Alsace, grauwacke/sandstone/shale, Riesling, produces Cuvée Sainte Catherine) -Furstentum GC, Sigolsheim (highest elevation for Weinbach, calcaire, Gewurztraminer) -Mambourg GC, Sigolsheim (limstone/calcareous marl, Gewurz, often VT/SGN) -Altenbourg (downslope from Furstentum, limestone/clay, PG/Gewurz) -Cuvée Laurence Vineyard (below Altenbourg, limestone/clay, PG/Gewurz) -Mackrain GC, Bennwihr/Sigolsheim (limestone/marl, Gewurz, 1st vintag 2005)
What is L’Inédit!?
A bottling of riesling Cuvée Sainte Catherine (Schlossberg). Harvested in one pick (no tries), generally botrytized, and bottled with 20-30g/L RS. First vintage 1998.
What is Quintessence?
Weinbach’s prestige SGN, picked berry by berry. First vintage 1983.
Deiss: Farming Philosophy
Biodynamic since 2003
Vins de Fruit (single variety) Vins de Terroir (field blends) Vins de Temps (late harvest)
Mambourg GC (Sigolsheim) Altenberg de Bergheim GC (Bergheim) Schoenenbourg GC (Riquewihr/Zellenberg)
Ganevat: viticulture & winemaking
Former maitre de chai at Jean-Marc Morey; Burgundian influence. Biodynamic viticulture (since 1999) Destemming by hand. Fermented and aged in tronconic demi-muids. Indigenous yeast fermentations. 2 years of elevage for whites, 1 year for reds. No sulphur.
Ganevat: (Top?) Wines
-Cuvée J’en Veux (VDF): 18 ancient varieties, all franc de pied. First vintage 2004. -Plein Sud: Trousseau, 60yo vines on marl and scree -Cuvée Julien: Pinot Noir, 35yo vines on clay/limestone, named for the grandfather -Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes: chardonnay planted in 1902. -Cuvée de Garde Sous Voile: 50/50 Chard/Savagnin, 5 years under voile -Chateau Chalon, Vin Jaune, Macvin, Cremant
Reds: fermented in cuve, aged in foudre for 24-30mos Whites: aged in foudre and barrique without topping, 2-6 years (6yr bottlings are usually vin jaune that is declassified or rerouted) No fining or filtering
Chardonnay Melon Queue Rouge Cuvée Sacha (2/3 Chard, 1/3 Savagnin) Savagnin Poulsard Poulsard “M” (all fruit from Montigny-les-Asures, Puffeney’s home village) Trousseau Pinot Noir Vin de Paille (Chardonnay, Savagnin, Poulsard) Vin Jaune
Puffeney: Final Vintage
2014 Vineyards go to Domaine de Pélican
Natural wine pioneer. Meticulous vineyard work. Emphasis on cleanliness in the winery and temperature control. All barrels are topped up except for vin jaune. No sulphur added since 1986.