Kurt's Pick

Strangely enough, Kermit Lynch 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.


Vin D’Alsace by Meyer Fonne Gewurztraminer 2011
A wonderful Gewurztraminer, shows golden in the glass, catching the light beautifully and turning it into a honey-colored golden.  It is spiced, with hints of cardamom, whisps of ginger, and is honeyed, but powerfully floral.  This wine is a whitewater rapid of luscious white florals.Vin D’Alsace Gewurztraminer would be best paired with spicy dishes, like chicken curry, thai food, or maybe even spicy chicken wings.   Suggested retail: $42.00

Vin D’Alsace by Meyer Fonne Riesling 2011
This deliciously light Riesling, is fresh, fruit forward, and rich.  It is delightful, honeyed similarly, but as light as Lily of the Valley perfume by Crabtree and Evelyn.  Comparatively speaking, this wine is a sailboat as opposed to the raft on the white florals that the Gewurztraminer is.  It simply drifts along the palate.       Suggested retail $27.50

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