The lieu-dit Jebsal in Turckheim is very small (1.3ha in total) and is a monopole of the domaine. The name Jebsal indicates in fact the geology of this small vineyard: gypsum. Encircled by the Brand on the west, the Boland on the north and Heimbourg on the east, the Clos Jebsal is very well delimited by a series of geological fault lines which are very close to each other in this part of Alsace. In the past, we would wait for the noble rot to develop in order to produce VT/SGNs. The clay gypsum soil has the capacity to keep moisture that would allow the noble rot to develop. Unfortunately, as the harvest is now a full month earlier, temperatures are too high in September and the rot doesn’t develop as beautifully as later in October or November. So, since 2020, Clos Jebsal is now producing very dry wines, but does retain its capacity to craft age worthy wines.

94 Points
2021 vintage
97 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 was a challenging vintage which resulted in small volumes of extraordinary wines. The frost of April 6th significantly reduced the final harvest volumes. June & July saw heavy rains leading to rapid growth but unfortunately mildew also. August and September were sunny and dry, with harvest from September 15th to October 2nd. The small crop fermented quickly, alcohols were below usual levels, and all wines fermented completely dry.
Tasting Note
Bright pale-yellow color. The nose is quite intense with strong smoky, flinty characters. This wine will need some time and aeration. If the bottle is open now, decanting is therefore highly recommended! The palate is bright, intense, and broad, finishing very dry, almost lean and strict, showing great acidity. The high clay content in the soil from that vineyard bring an intensity and weight to the wine which is characteristic to the Jebsal. This is probably the 2021 Pinot-Gris on the domaine that will require the most time, but just like the sweeter version of the past have proven, the wait is rewarding!
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris
PH: 3.1
ACIDITY: 4.2 g/l
ABV: 12.8%
AGING: 12 months in large foudres
Unique Selling Points
  • Certified Organic and Biodynamic
  • 97 points James Suckling 3.29.23
  • Unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620
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