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5 Jun 2012

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 124: Christophe Ehrhart, Domaine Josmeyer

Debra meets with Christophe Ehrhart of Domaine Josmeyer, located in Alsace, France. Although situated in the Riesling capital, Domaine Josmeyer produces a range of other grape varieties, and Christophe shares his favourites with Debra. They dive into a discussion on Domaine Josmeyer’s biodynamic status and practices, and Christophe reveals some interesting views on the challenges of the modern biodynamic winery. They also touch on the more controversial biodynamic practices, including “burying the horn”.

Debra and Christophe discuss the Grand Cru system in Alsace and its complexity. Christophe is a supporter of the system which, among other things, enables growers to have the ability to shape the destiny and future of the Grand Cru in order to make it the highest quality possible. Finally they touch on the important role of food in the world of wine.

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