Cremant d'Alsace 'Brut Extra' Meyer Fonne NV

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Producer: Meyer Fonne
Country: France
Region: Alsace
Grape Variety: Pinot Auxerrois Blend
Additional Information: Vegan
Farming: Organic - Not Certified
ABV: 12%
Style: Sparkling Wine
Classification: Cremant d'Alsace AOC

Meyer Fonne’s Cremant d’Alsace is a truly fantastic traditional method sparkling wine from one of Alsace’s leading producers. It is a blend of 55% Pinot Auxerrois, 15% Pinot Blanc & 30% Chardonnay and is made in the 'Methode Champenoise' way with the second fermentation taking place in bottle. The wine spends around a year on its lees before disgorgement with the result being a more youthful and fresh wine than Champagne which is lively and strikingly aromatic. Tropical fruits are more prevalent here with pineapple, glazed stone fruits and mango flavours. Hints of hazelnuts and sweet spice conclude beautifully on the palate.

Domaine Meyer Fonne was founded in the late 1800’s by Felix Meyer and is still run today by Felix’s great grandson, also Felix. The Domaine now covers 12 hectares over 7 communes, namely Katzenthal, Ammerschwihr, Ingersheim, Riquewihr, Kientzheim, Colmar and Bennwihr. The diversity of soil type and vineyard exposure throughout these areas has meant that several different grape varieties can flourish. It is one of the world’s greatest examples of terroir and has led to Alsace being one of the most diverse grape growing regions in the world. The Domaine is organic in everything but name and Felix also uses a few Biodynamic techniques. Felix also prefers to use large, older foudres (wooden barrels) in conjunction with stainless steel vats for the more aromatic varieties. This gives the wines a delicacy and complexity which is unique to the area.

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