From: Alsace, France
Blend: 25% Pinot Blanc, 25% Sylvaner, 20% Pinot Gris, 10% Riesling, 15% Muscat, 5% Gewurztraminer
Taste: On the nose, the wine offers an intense and aromatic profile, with a combination of floral and fruity notes- don’t worry, it’s a dry wine! In the glass, the wine offers a bouquet of aromas, including citrus, pear, peach, and Northern Rhône apricot, along with subtle hints of floral notes, such as jasmine and orange blossom. The aromatic profile is complex, with each grape variety contributing its unique aroma, adding layers of complexity to the wine. On the palate, the wine is dry, crisp, and refreshing, with a good balance of acidity and fruitiness. The flavors are a combination of citrus, cool tropical fruits- think of passionfruit, barely-ripe mango, and kiwi along with a distinctive minerality that keeps on going to its lilted finish.
Pairing: This divine liter bottle of white is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes, including light meals, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Here are some general, regional, and vegetarian pairing notes to help you get the most out of this wine.
The Meyer-Fonne Edelzwicker 1L is a perfect match for light and fresh dishes, such as salads, seafood, and grilled vegetables. It also pairs well with lighter meats, such as chicken and pork, as well as with Asian cuisine, such as sushi, spring rolls, and Thai curries.
Given that the Meyer-Fonne estate is located in the Alsace region of France, it is natural to pair this wine with Alsatian cuisine. The wine's acidity and minerality make it a great match for traditional Alsatian dishes, such as choucroute garnie, tarte flambée, and quiche Lorraine. Additionally, the wine pairs well with other regional dishes, such as German sausages, Swiss fondue, and Italian antipasti.
The Meyer-Fonne Edelzwicker 1L is an excellent wine for vegetarian dishes, thanks to its refreshing acidity and fruity flavors. The wine pairs well with fresh and grilled vegetables, such as zucchini, asparagus, and bell peppers. It also goes well with vegetarian salads, such as mixed greens, beet, and goat cheese salads. For a heartier vegetarian option, the wine pairs well with dishes like mushroom risotto or vegetable stir-fry. Check out our vegetarian recipe inspired by this list, below!
Potato and Swiss Chard Gratin
Recipe from DBGB Kitchen & Bar
Adapted by Elaine Louie
The 2021 Meyer-Fonne Edelzwicker 1L is a delightful white wine that has captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts around the world. Meyer-Fonne is a small family-owned winery located in Alsace, France, which has been producing high-quality wines for over 150 years. The winery is known for its innovative approach to winemaking and its commitment to sustainable viticulture.
Edelzwicker is a term used in Alsace to describe a wine made from a blend of several grape varieties. The Meyer-Fonne Edelzwicker is a blend grape varieties that varies every vintage. The 2021 Edelzwicker blend: 25% Pinot Blanc, 25% Sylvaner, 10 % Riesling, 15% Muscat, 5% Gewurztraminer, 20% Pinot Gris. The wine is made using the traditional Alsatian winemaking techniques, which involve slow fermentation- this takes between 1 and 3 months to finish, and aging in stainless steel tanks (usually large barrels, but not for this cuvée) to preserve the wine's freshness and delicate aromas.
From the KLWM staff, about the winery. Strangely enough, Kermit came upon the Meyer-Fonné wines for the first time at his home down in Provence. He was tasting with Daniel Ravier, the winemaker at Domaine Tempier, and the two were blown away at the first, dazzling sip; now that we’ve all gotten to know the domaine, we understand why. Félix Meyer is a rising star in Alsace and has an evident instinct for his craft. He is the third generation in his family to be making wine since his grandfather founded the domaine in the late 19th century. Since taking over in 1992, Félix has already left his own mark, modernizing equipment in the winery, developing export sales, and now expanding the family’s holdings in many of Alsace’s great vineyard sites, including several grand crus.
It’s all about the details at Meyer-Fonné, with an emphasis on tradition and respect for terroir. The winery and family home is in the village of Katzenthal, known for its distinctive granite soils. Meyer is a master at the art of blending and astutely applies this skill in mixing the wine from various parcels into complex, balanced cuvées. He also believes in raising his wines on fine lees in large, older foudres, as was the tradition in Alsace. All of Meyer’s bottlings are characterized by stunning aromatics and a signature backbone of minerality and nerve. Racy and elegant, his wines are difficult to resist young but have all the right qualities for the cellar. For aromatic and textural seductiveness, no one in Alsace can top Meyer-Fonné.
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