2021 Albert Boxler Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg V Vanne13056
WINEMAKER: Albert & Jean Boxler
REGION: Alsace, FR
"Always so exciting to taste new parcels/vineyards in the hands of a stellar producer! Vanne is a 0.70 hectare parcel purchased recently. Planted in 1953 it sits at the highest point of the Sommerberg where the soil is the poorest. Estery floral notes, infact very floral. Juicy long citrus and floral flavours and also quite saline. Lovely ripe lemon corial fruit; mouthwatering. Certainly different to the classic Sommerberg style at Boxler but the same quality level. This is an exciting addition to the range." - 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.