Laurent Barth, Alsace Pinot Gris 2018Regular price $36.00 Save $-36.00
Variety: Pinot Gris
Laurent Barth comes from the village of Bennwhir just north of Colmar in the famous wine growing region of Alsace. Before he made his excellent white wine at home, he made wine in many countries internationally, including South Africa, Lebanon, and California. He started making wine in 1999 when he had taken over his father’s estate, which then were made into cooperative wines, but did not bottle his own wine until 2004 when his coop contract expired. His wines are all certified organic.
On each label is the shape of a leaf; the leaf consists of the sentence, “the spirit of wine” written in multiple languages, except for English. The vines are 25-60 years old from clay and limestone soils. The wine is aged in larger oak barrels and a bit in stainless steel for a wine with concentration and freshness.
Meyer-Fonne, Grand Cru Riesling "Kaefferkopf" 2015Regular price $63.00 Save $-63.00
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. 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-Fonne wines are true expressions of Alsace; dry, racy and long on the finish.
Winemaker Felix Meyer is honed in on best potential between pairings of grape variety and soil type. With a glass of this wine, its clear why Kaefferkopf is considered one of Alsace’s best crus. While some faces of Riesling are taut and austere, a terroir of limestone, sandstone, and clay makes for a bolder, richer, elegant one, with citrus and tropical notes, and great ageability.
Meyer-Fonne, Gentil Vin D'Alsace 2018Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Variety: Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Blanc
Félix Meyer is a rising star in Alsace and has 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. He's a master at the art of blending, applying this skill in mixing wine from various parcels into complex blends, these being his Gentil, Ezelswicker, and Crémant d'Alsace. He also believes in raising his wines on fine lees in large, older foudres, as is the tradition in Alsace. All of Meyer’s bottlings are characterized by stunning aromatics, his signature minerality, and nerve. His wines are tempting to drink young but have all the right qualities to age. For aromatic and textural elegance, no one in Alsace can top Meyer-Fonné. He endeavors in several varietal bottlings at village and Grand Cru level, using the classic Alsatian varieties.
This blend of Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Riesling is bone-dry and bursting with fruit. It delivers a beautiful flavor profile that, frankly, is challenging to describe. Food pairings with this wine run the gamut of just about anything you can imagine serving with any white wine. From lighter meats and soft cheeses to game dishes and salads, this Gentil will be easy to pair, and difficult to outmatch.
Albert Boxler, Chasselas 2018Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
When an estate is founded in 1673 you can hypothesize about the history that lives on in each bottle. This history plays a major role in farming because each new generation carries on techniques taught from their forefathers. With this being said, consider the region of Alsace switched its alliance multiple times between France and Germany during the World Wars. Many experts would consider the wines of Jean Boxler, the current owner and winemaker, to be some of the best in the world. For this reason, the small 5,200 case winery produces some of the most collectible items out of Alsace. The wines still bear to this day the same label designed by a Boxler cousin dating back to 1946.