(2006 Vintage) From mid-December through to the middle of March temperatures remained close to zero. Winter came to a dramatic end in March with a dump of 60 cm of snow – something not seen since 1954. Easter was damp and cold and Spring finally arrived in the middle of April. Under good conditions in May, the vines pushed forth well. The June weather allowed for a successful flowering which was finished by the 23rd. July was extremely hot (36ºC) and dry. Some areas suffered from the dry spell but the rain arrived at the beginning of August and fell intermittently through the month (133 mm). Thanks to the biodynamic cultivation of Josmeyer’s vines, they survived well despite these climatic variations and the grapes reached good maturity in time for the planned harvest on 18th September. Less fortunately heavy rain fell on the 17th (28 mm) followed by another downpour on the 24th (21 mm) and again on 2nd October (65 mm in 2 days) which made it a singularly complicated harvest and meant that a fairly severe selection of the grapes was required to adhere to the high standards set out by the domain.
Wine Enthusiast(2011 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 10/01/2013