Andrew Guard

2016 Riesling ‘Réserve’, Meyer-Fonné

This “reserve” bottling is a blend of multiple terroirs, including grand cru sources, vines young and old. Pale straw in the glass the wine smells pure with aromas of nectarine, grapefruit and lime with hints of minerals rocks, no doubt the influence of Katzenthal's granite soils
On the palate with wine is bright and pure with lovely weight and balance and a refreshing, sherbet-like acidity. Great quality dry Alsace Riesling!

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.