2013 Domaine Albert Boxler Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg
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No domaine in Alsace makes better Rieslings than Albert Boxler. Maybe as good, but not better. Boxler has its’ vineyards around the charming hamlet of Niedermorschwihr, as well as in neighboring Turckheim. The production is ecological since many years. All wines carry a code, which is:
- 10’s is Sylvaner
- 20’s is Pinot Blanc
- 30’s is Riesling
- 40’s is Muscat
- 50’s is Pinot Gris
- 60’s is Gewurztraminer
In addition, the various vineyards have their designation:
- 1 is Grand Cru Sommerberg
- B and 2 are Grand Cru Brand
- D is Duttenstein, a part of Grand Cru Sommerberg
- E is Eckberg, a part of Grand Cru Sommerberg
- JV betyder Jeunes vignes, young vines
- K is Kirchberg, a part of Grand Cru Brand
Hence, a wine labelled L31D is a Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg from the section Duttenstein.
The wines from Boxler shine due to their finesse, purity, complexity and … all the other things that characterize great wines. Even better, since Jean Boxler manages to obtain mature fruit in the cooler years as well as to maintain firm acidity the warmer vintages, a Boxler wine will never ever let you down.
Deep aroma of ripe apples, pineapple, coriander and citrus. The taste is saturated and classic with very good structure and succulent fruit, framed by lovely acids.