Andrew Guard

2019 Pinot Blanc ‘Vieilles Vignes’, Meyer-Fonné

From 80 year old vines on Katzenthal's granite. Full, dry and with a bouquet of spring flowers and flavours from the orchard. Delicious and moreish
"Year after year this plot of old vines produce a remarkable wine. This Pinot Blanc acts like Pinot Gris on the nose — rich, oily apricot and pear fruit— but the touch of white pepper and taste of freshly squeezed oranges is classic Pinot Blanc. The palate is likewise rich and honeyed with a streak of minerality, a smoky side, and a touch of citrus. The finish is ethereal, probably the best value white wine available in the whole of France" Michel Bettane - La Revue du Vin de France

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.