2015 Josmeyer "Mise du Printemps" Pinot Blanc Alsace
This is very tight and steely with sliced lemon, apple and pear. Full-bodied, dry and beautiful.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Pinot Blanc Mise du Printemps -- a ripe and fruit-intense yet refreshing blend of Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc, grown in the plain between Wintzenheim and Turckheim -- is a pretty dry, grippy, uncomplicated but characterful white to match spring dishes. White peach and flower aromas on the aromatic nose lead to a soft first impression on the palate, but the wine soon reveals its creamy intensity, power and stimulating freshness. This is an open-hearted, lovely, fruity wine that is great fun to drink, also as an aperitif. (SR)
Dark golden-yellow. Honey and sweet spice aromas on the perfumed nose. Then slightly austere on the plate thanks to lemony acidity, which provides spine to the ripe citrus fruit and sweet spice flavors. The finish is zingy and long, with a repeating honey note. This is 60% Auxerrois and 40% Pinot Blanc and is characterized by higher-than-normal acidity for this wine. According to Céline Meyer, president of Josmeyer, “it’s because of the Pinot Blanc; we included more of it than usual in the blend because it seemed to weather June’s dry spell and the ensuing water stress better than the Auxerrois. That’s why we decided not to make our Pinot Blanc Lutins in 2014; we used those Pinot Blanc grapes [from heavier, water-retaining clay soils in the Rotenberg and Hengst] and made just one Pinot Blanc bottling." (ID)
Spiced and tangy, this fresh white offers a smoke-tinged base notes and flavors of glazed apricot, preserved lemon and grated ginger. Floral. (AN, Web-2015)