Vinification takes place in traditional large â€œfoudresâ€, on fine lees similarly to Leonard and Olivier Humbrecht with whom Felix worked for several years before returning to his 11-ha family estate.
â€œFelix Meyer is one of the more ambitious and successful young vignerons of Alsaceâ€. Wine Advocate
â€œ…one day at my place in the south of France, in the company of Domaine Tempierâ€™s Daniel Ravier, I was tasting through an assortment of samples from all over the country. We lowered our noses into glasses of a Pinot Blanc. Hmm,Â old vines, whoâ€™s that? Meyer-Fon … We looked up at each other, eyes widening. HEY, that smells great. Wow, the stuff wine dreams are made of. We continued through the domaineâ€™s samples with huge smiles and oohs and aahs, enjoying that rare thrill of recognition that you experience when you discover something crucial in your glass.
Not long after that, there I was in Katzenthal near Ammerschwihr, tasting with Monsieur Meyer: impeccable vinification, purity of expression, depths of interest, a strong sense of terroir, stylishness, class, and pure hedonistic pleasure, too. Grosse tÃªte is French for egotistical, blinded by self-importance, conceited. FÃ©lix Meyer is the opposite of a grosse tÃªte. He still has humility, still has a sense of wonder, and is still capable of self-criticism. He is a seeker and a perfectionist. Quantities are limited because while he makes several different cuvÃ©es, the domaine has only eleven hectares of vinesâ€ Kermit Lynch.