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2016 Pinot Blanc “Vieilles Vignes”

Meyer-Fonné

2016 Pinot Blanc “Vieilles Vignes” Meyer-Fonné - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

With a nose so perfumed you might be satisfied just to breathe it in, this Pinot Blanc is complex, rich, and structured. Alsace’s “everyday white” comes alive in new ways under Félix’s painstaking care, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone opposed to its clean, crowd-pleasing style.

Emily Spillmann

Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 65% Pinot Auxerrois, 20% Pinot Blanc, 15% Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir
Appellation: Alsace
Country: France
Region: Alsace
Producer: Meyer-Fonné
Winemaker: François & Félix Meyer
Vineyard: Planted in 1965 and 1978, 2.5 ha
Soil: Granite with Mica, Calcareous Marl
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About Alsace

Tragically, Alsace might be the most misunderstood wine region of France. In spite of its long history of viticulture and tremendous diversity of pedigreed terroirs, a past fraught with marketing mishaps has left consumers baffled as to what exactly to expect inside one of these mysterious tall, thin bottles.

The good news, on the other hand, is that a new wave of quality-oriented growers is working hard to put Alsace in its rightful place as one of the world’s most fascinating sources of fine white wine. By embracing tradition, respecting terroir, and making a concerted effort to better communicate the countless virtues their wines have to offer, they have succeeded in putting Alsace back on the map.

Crafted from a number of grape varieties and beautifully interpreting the region’s mosaic of soil types, our Alsace imports are by and large dry whites offering exceptional versatility at table. While each of these selections is ready to be uncorked tonight, the finest among them are also capable of maturing for many, many years in a cool cellar. Expect kaleidoscopic aromatics, lively acidities, and loads of terroir transparency in these skillfully crafted masterpieces. Enjoy a foray into the thrilling world of the world’s most underrated wine region, and certainly do not hesitate to contact our sales staff with any questions as you take off on this mouth-watering adventure.

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I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.

Inspiring Thirst, page 171

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