Winery of the Week: Domaine Gérard Neumeyer
January 22, 2019
This 40-acre domaine around the village of Molsheim in Alsace’s Bas-Rhin department is managed by the third generation of growers, the Beaune-trained Gérard Neumeyer and his wife, Gabrielle.
The vineyards, which include 8.6 acres in the Grand Cru Bruderthal, are farmed sustainably using only natural vine and soil treatments. The southeast-facing Grand Cru Bruderthal is a historic parcel, with references dating from 1316. The 8.6 acres owned by Neumeyer are planted with 35-year-old vines of noble grapes on soils mixed of calcareous and dolomite rock and marl with pebbly topsoil.
Neumeyer’s range includes Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Muscat, all of which are aged on their lees in large, older oak foudres, and Pinot Noir. The wines deliver focused acidity, minerality and finesse. In addition to still wines, the domaine makes the late harvest Vendanges Tardives and Sélections de Grains Nobles wines and Crémant d’Alsace.