Winery of the Week: Meyer-Fonné
December 10, 2018
The Meyers are descended from a Swiss family that immigrated to Katzenthal in 1732, and have been making wine in Alsace since the late 19th century. Since taking over operations in 1992, third-generation winemaker Félix Meyer has modernized the domaine in the village of Katzenthal, developing export markets, and expanding the holdings in several grand cru vineyards. He farms without the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides on the vines.
Félix ages the wines on fine lees in large, old foudres, as is the tradition in Alsace. Meyer-Fonne produces Rielsing, Pinots Gris, Blanc and Noir, Gewurztraminer, and the two blends specific to Alsace: Gentil and Edelzwicker, and a Crémant d’Alsace Brut Extra.