2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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If the Boxler Réserve is an imposing massif, Meyer-Fonné’s Wineck Schlossberg is a vertiginous peak, rising Matterhorn-like, above the surrounding terrain. The most age-worthy of this group of Rieslings, it will need a bit of time to open up. Right now, the summit is obscured by clouds.
|Appellation:||Alsace Grand Cru|
|Winemaker:||François & Félix Meyer|
|Vineyard:||Planted in 1958 and 2010, 1 ha|
|Soil:||Granite with Mica|
Meyer-Fonné France | Alsace
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
Inspiring Thirst, page 117
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