Meyer Fonne Pinot Gris 'Hinterburg de Katzenthal' Vendage Tardive 2017 50cl

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

"Vendanges Tardives" literally means 'late harvest'. This superb wine is made from Pinot Gris grown in the single vineyard of Hinterburg de Katzenthal (terraced, steep sloping and comprised of granite) which are harvested later than usual causing the sugar content is rise. The resulting wine is luscious and sweet, very pure and expressive with fine smoky and fruity notes (fresh pineapple), as well as notes of honey and white truffle. It has a suave, elegant finish, with a perfect mineral intensity and balance. A fine gastronomic wine that is delicious with foie gras or mature regional cheese.

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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