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2017 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Vendange Tardive “Sporen”

Meyer-Fonné

Iconic. This classy grand cru is what we all look for in Gewurz and so rarely find. Textbook traits of lychee, apricot, and spice impart a fleshiness and succulence to this wine, but make no mistake; this is no New World fruit bomb. A combination of Sporen’s terroir of clay and limestone minerality, old-vine finesse, and the low yields that Meyer seeks add restraint to the roundness of the texture, highlighting its elegance and beautiful delineation of layers. Less cerebral than the more mineral-laden cuvées and much more generous, it is the Grande Dame of the lineup.


$69.00
Wine Type: dessert
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 500mL
Blend: Gewurztraminer
Appellation: Alsace Grand Cru
Country: France
Region: Alsace
Producer: Meyer-Fonné
Winemaker: François & Félix Meyer
Vineyard: Planted in 1975 and 1979
Soil: Marly Limestone
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13%

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About Alsace

map of 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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For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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