Andrew Guard

2021 Riesling Grand Cru ‘Wineck Schlossberg’, Meyer-Fonné

This is the Grand Cru vineyard of Katzenthal, the home of Meyer-Fonne - it is an important vineyard both emotionally and historically for the estate. Wineck-Schlossberg is a south facing vineyard which is made up of a crumbly granite known as ‘de Turckheim’. This is a very pure and elegant expression of Riesling with a floral and spicy edge. Like all of Felix’s wines it has an amazing balance of weight, texture and mineral intensity which makes it complex, enticing and enthralling to drink. This doesn't have the density of some of the other Grand Cru he makes, it is the most elegant.

When visiting winemakers in Alsace, it rarely happens that a vigneron spontaneously mentions any nearby colleagues, and it is good manners of an importer to not bring up the subject. But I now understand that there is great admiration of the Meyer-Fonné among his Alsace colleagues, and especially admired is the technical skill that Félix Meyer possesses. This brilliant 12 ha domaine exploits vineyards in seven communes.

Félix Meyer is one of the bright stars in Alsace producing excellent wines from his property in Katzenthal.