2021 Albert Boxler Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg13055
WINEMAKER: Albert & Jean Boxler
REGION: Alsace, FR
"The ‘regular’ bottling from 40+ year old vines across the Sommerberg Grand Cru. A little more reserved aromatically but still intensely mineral with tightly coiled tension. This was the foudre that reminded of German Riesling the most. Very long focussed palate. One for laying down" - Tim Stock
Domaine Albert Boxler is an artisanal, father-and-son-owned winery located in the mountain town of Niedermorschwihr, just 20 minutes to west of Colmar. Due to the estate’s superior terroir – it is situated at the same elevation as all the better grand cru sites in Alsace – as well as to restricted yields, Domaine Boxler produces wines of the very highest quality. Encompassing some 13 hectares, the estate averages an annual production of 60,000 bottles.
When asked about the style of his wines, the young Jean Boxler invariably responds, “that’s what the vintage produced.” Jean doesn't work to craft the wines to a particular level of sweetness, and the wines are left to ferment at their own pace. Accordingly, Boxler wines are a reflection of the vineyards from which they are sourced and of the year in which they were harvested.