2015 Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Brand Grand CruPinot Gris / Pinot Grigio from France
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"Age of Vines: 22-45 years. No fining. After pressing, cold settling before fermentation begins, all fermentation is natural, vinified in foudre. Jean Boxler, many generations ...
- 94 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"From 35+-year-old vines, the 2015 Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand offers a deep, clear, bright and intense bouquet with stony and smoky bacon aromas. The nose is fresh and pure, with even some lemon aromas. The attack on the palate is fresh and piquant but also finessed and elegant. There is a certain sweetness and clearly lush fruit on the palate but also purity with fine tannins intertwined with the dancing grip and salinity. The finish is very long and complex. This is a great Pinot Gris in the dry style."
"Age of Vines: 22-45 years. No fining. After pressing, cold settling before fermentation begins, all fermentation is natural, vinified in foudre.
Jean Boxler, many generations removed from his ancestor of the same name that moved here from Switzerland in 1673, currently rules the roost at this humble yet incredibly exciting domaine. Intense and serious about his land, his craft, and his wine, Jean is the genius behind what are certainly some of the finest white wines in Alsace (and the world).
The family’s holdings are centered around the ancient village of Niedermorschwihr in the Haut-Rhin, dominated by the imposing granite hillside grand cru, Sommerberg. Jean vinifies microparcels within this cru separately, declassifying some into his Réserve wines and producing multiple bottlings of Sommerberg from the different lieux-dits depending on the vintage. Sommerberg gives racy, intensely structured, very long-lived wines. Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc are the specialties of the domaine, Jean also produces one of Alsace's best Crémants (and Edelzwickers), an incredible Gewurztraminer grown in limestone, and some of the most hauntingly pure Vendanges Tardives and SGNs in all of Alsace. If that weren't enough, the Boxlers also own land in the powerful grand cru Brand, the ultimate counterpart to their holdings in Sommerberg." -Importer
94 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio|
|Taste||lemon, apple and pear|
|Nose||floral, butter, cream, almond and citrus|