Meyer Fonne Riesling Grand Cru 'Kaefferkopf' 2020

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Producer: Meyer Fonne
Country: France
Region: Alsace
Grape Variety: Riesling
Additional Information: Vegan
Farming: Organic - Not Certified
ABV: 13.5%
Style: White Wine
Classification: Alsace Grand Cru AOC

Kaefferkopf is a Grand Cru vineyard and terroir with a great reputation in Alsace with references in archives dating back as far as 1328. The clay calcareous sandstone soil gives the wine plenty of body, strength and an individual structure. The nose offers a great deal of purity, mineral character and spice notes which follow through on to the palate with black fruit notes, star anise and a powerful, racy structure. Magic stuff.

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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