2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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Félix is helping to redefine a new and drier style of Pinot Gris, surely the hardest style to manage well in the region. His third consecutive triumph is his best, in my book, and ample proof that he has unlocked the key to this challenging but oh so rewarding style. This is once again a complex blend from his trilogy of terroirs, aged in foudre. From the exceedingly fine and elegant nose to the creamy and lacy texture, the overall balance and touch, and its hint of salty freshness, this wine shows how understated, finessed, and downright glorious dry Pinot Gris can be in Alsace. Bravo.
|Winemaker:||François & Félix Meyer|
|Vineyard:||Planted in 1988 and 2008, .55 ha (plus declassified Grand Cru and Lieux-dits fruit)|
|Aging:||Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks or oak barrels over a period of 1-3 months.|
Meyer-Fonné France | Alsace
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.
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