MEYER-FONNÉ, Katzenthal biodynamic principles
Within few years, Félix Meyer has built a solid reputation in Alsace. Working extremely hard in the vineyard, keeping yields ridiculously low, the immense potential of the granitic soils of Katzenthal is reflected in every single of Félix wines. No other grower in this part of Alsace produces wines with such precision, depth, purity and expression of terroir.
Vinification takes place in traditional large “foudres”, on fine lees similarly to Leonard and Olivier Humbrecht with whom Félix worked for several years before returning to his 12-ha family estate in 1992.
“Félix Meyer is one of the more ambitious and successful young vignerons of Alsace. Furthermore, his prices are very reasonable.” Wine Advocate
“ … Félix Meyer still has humility, still has a sense of wonder, and is still capable of self-criticism. He is a seeker and a perfectionist. Quantities are limited because while he makes several different cuvées, the domaine has only eleven hectares of vines. He is a terroirist, and when he speaks of a granitic soil, the wine in your glass tastes of it.”
Kermit Lynch, US importer
Gentil d’Alsace is a blend of Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, and even at this entry level, Felix is able to deliver a perfectly balanced and serious wine. Subtle and intriguing nose of citrus fruit, ginger, apricot and apple. The palate is fresh and racy with a slight spiciness and just a hint of honeyed fruit sweetness.