Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2015 Alsace - Domaine Meyer-Fonné


This Pinot Blanc is the first wine we tasted from Meyer-Fonné and it instantly caught our interest: just too good for the price... This "old vine" offers yummy flavours of yellow peach, white flowers and apple, with a beautiful freshness on the finish. Much more pleasant and complex than its price suggests.

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This Pinot Blanc is the first wine we tasted from Meyer-Fonné and it instantly caught our interest: just too good for the price... This "old vine" offers yummy flavours of yellow peach, white flowers and apple, with a beautiful freshness on the finish. Much more pleasant and complex than its price suggests.

Did you know?
A "Pinot Blanc" from Alsace does not need to be 100% made of Pinot Blanc. In fact, there can be only a small proportion of this grape - just like in this bottle (20%) - and blended with other types of Pinot grapes.

 
Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Domain: Domaine Meyer-Fonné
Vintage: 2015
Appellation: Alsace
Region: Alsace
Type: Dry white wine
 
Grapes: 65% Pinot Auxerrois, 20% Pinot Blanc, 15% Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir
 
 
Drink from now to 2020
Open and Drink at 10-12°C
 
Food pairing suggestion: Avocado-based starter
 
 Technical stuff
  
Soil: Marl, clay and limestone
Age of vines: 40 to 50 years old
Harvest: Manual
Ageing: On fine lees in oak barrels
Alcohol: 12.5%
 
What experts say  
  
 
87/100 "Meyer's 2014 Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes is a cuvée of 50% Auxerrois, 25% Pinot Blanc, 15% Pinot Gris and 10% Chardonnay with "just a kiss of Pinot Noir." Félix Meyer says, "I like to blend the Pinot family because Auxerrois can be quite fat and broad, whereas Pinot Blanc lacks power but brings freshness. Pinot Gris gives complexity, structure and power. Chardonnay is not allowed for table wines, but I think in this assemblage it is very interesting since it gives a crisp acidity. The assemblage brings more reliable wines every year." Meyer composes the assemblage of three or four different parcels in April, but "some grape varieties are picked and fermented together when they are ripe at the same time." The 2014 was bottled in May and opens deep, well concentrated and lemon-fresh on the aromatic nose. Quite smooth, full, juicy and intense on the first palate, but the finish reveals a nice purity, structure and aromatic intensity. Very fine tannins, which give a stimulating grip.” (2014 vintage)
 
  
  85/100 "A creamy Pinot Blanc, with flavors of kiwi, Red Delicious apple and blanched almond framed by lively acidity and a stony underpinning. Drink now." (2014 vintage)  

 

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Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2015 Alsace - Domaine Meyer-Fonné

Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2015 Alsace - Domaine Meyer-Fonné

This Pinot Blanc is the first wine we tasted from Meyer-Fonné and it instantly caught our interest: just too good for the price... This "old vine" offers yummy flavours of yellow peach, white flowers and apple, with a beautiful freshness on the finish. Much more pleasant and complex than its price suggests.