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Albert Boxler Riesling Brand Grand Cru 2019
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The roots of the Albert Boxler vineyard go back to 1673. This family Domaine is today managed by Jean Boxler (a grandson of Albert) and his wife Sylvie. It is located in NIEDERMORSCHWIHR, between KALTZENTHAL and TURCKHEIM, a village enclosed in a setting of hillsides, very close to COLMAR
The entire vineyard is planted in terraces on very steep slopes, making manual work of the vine very difficult. It extends over about 14 hectares with an average production depending on the year of 65,000 bottles.
The vineyard is planted with riesling (40%), pinot gris (20%), Gewurztraminer (20%) and the rest in various Alsatian grape varieties. The house owns 4 hectares of the 28 hectares of Grand Cru Sommerberg as well as 2 hectares of parcels on Grand Cru Brand, some of which vines are more than 65 years old
The wine is fermented in tuns for one year.
In order to protect the specificity of each terroir, the wines are vinified plot by plot without necessarily blending them.
"The Domaine Albert Boxler offers a consistency and quality that few properties in France can match" (Guide Parker 2013).
"Jean Boxler skillfully exploits the granitic terroirs around Niedermorschwihr. Half of the parcels of Domaine are located on the Sommerberg and Brand grand crus, and allow us to obtain several cuvées that express the subtle nuances that exist within each terroir. The important work carried out in the vineyards allows us to obtain very high level vintages throughout the range." (the Bettane & Desseauve wine guide 2013)
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Description Albert Boxler Riesling Brand Grand Cru 2019.
The Domaine Albert Boxler, located in Niedermorschwihr near Colmar in Alsace, farms 14 ha of vines, most of which are located on very steep slopes, organized in terraces, requiring manual labor.
Half of its parcels are located on the Sommerberg and Brand Grands Crus.
The latter (1.9 ha) is a warm terroir (Brand means "fire"), facing South/Southeast, composed of poor granites and clays; it fixes minerals and gives all their salinity to the old, deeply-rooted vines.
The Riesling, late and capricious when it's cold, expresses itself magnificently here.
The wines are concentrated, straightforward, pure, vibrant and achieve superb balance.
This 2019 vintage is luminous, with intense notes of wisteria, elderflower, mirabelle plum and mango, all punctuated by small smoky notes.
The palate is chiseled, invigorating, featuring pear, cinnamon and mandarin.
The finish is fresh, minty, sapid.
This sensation of fruit energy will pair perfectly with citrus scallops.