It’s all about the details at Meyer-Fonné, with an emphasis on tradition and respect for terroir. The winery and family home is in the village of Katzenthal, known for its distinctive granite soils. Meyer is a master at the art of blending and astutely applies this skill in mixing the wine from various parcels into complex, balanced cuvées. He also believes in raising his wines on fine lees in large, older foudres, as was the tradition in Alsace. All of Meyer’s bottlings are characterised by stunning aromatics and a signature backbone of minerality and nerve.
50% Riesling, 25% Muscat, 20% Pinot Blanc, 5% Sylvaner and Pinot Gris
This is a distinguished Edelzwicker blend, containing at least 50% of the ‘noble’ varieties of Riesling and Muscat, with Pinot Blanc making up the balance. The wine tends to be a blend of the same proportions and parcels each vintage. With just two grams of residual sugar, the wine is technically dry.
Very delicate nose. Faintly floral with the Muscat very discreet and no obvious single varietal character. Lovely and delicate to the palate with a notable Riesling-like linearity. Floral and delicate.
Roast chicken (or Quorn) with mashed potatoes is just saying ‘yes please!’