Meyer Fonne’s Gentil is a beautiful blend of aromatic white grapes dominated by the noble varieties of Riesling and Muscat. It has a fresh and grapey nose with delightful aromatics and the citrus lime character of the Riesling in the background. It is a very versatile wine to pair with fish.
Domaine Meyer Fonne was founded in the late 1800’s by Felix Meyer and is still run 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. Within this is a great diversity of soil types and exposure which suits different grape varieties and is one of France’s greatest examples of terrior. 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.