Meyer Fonne 'Gallus' Pinot Noir 2020

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Producer: Meyer Fonne
Country: France
Region: Alsace
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Additional Information: Vegan
Farming: Organic - Not Certified
ABV: 13.5%
Style: Red Wine
Classification: Alsace AOC

Although Meyer Fonne ‘Gallus’ Pinot Noir is named after Gallus Meyer (an ancestor who arrived in Katzenthal in 1732) it does also share some similarities to the West of Scotland word. This daring Pinot Noir is a blend of two plots, one grown on marl and sandstone in Ammerschwihr and one on limestone in Kientzheim. It is bold, earlier maturing and a little flashy in its youth and would certainly be a suitable libation to sip whilst enjoying and/or partaking in some of the world renowned gallus Glaswegian patter. Lovely dark red fruits, open and enjoyable with great underlying freshness along with nice spice notes and a Burgundian feel of earth and forest floor notes.

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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