Riesling Le Dragon 2018, Josmeyer
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It is a dry white wine with a strong and often dense character that we raise on this limestone soil. A nose of rockery and fleshy and fiery aromatic essences, a salivating length, powerful on citrus zest, bitters, and a strong saline imprint determines the mouth. It is a wine that can be slightly reduced in some years. On warmer vintages, its powerful body is carried by a long acidity which structures the wine and brings spice, cedar, as well as a sappy and iodized side to the material.
The emblematic name of this place called “Drachenloch” means in French “the cave of the Dragon”. It is linked to a legend of Turckheim where a dragon, after having fought the sun, would have found refuge in this cave. His blood would have fertilized the soil of the place.
The harvest is 100% manual. Their approach remains traditional. The grapes are pressed whole for about 6 hours in our pneumatic presses. The settling is natural. Fermentation starts spontaneously with the yeasts in the middle in a small century-old cask. It is followed by aging on fine lees for several months, until bottling, which usually takes place during the summer. Before bottling, the wine is filtered. It can be readjusted in sulphur, if necessary, at this time.