2015 Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Sommerberg Wibtal Grand CruPinot Gris / Pinot Grigio from France
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"Age of Vines: 14-25 years. No fining. After pressing, cold settling before fermentation begins, all fermentation is natural, vinified in foudre. Boxler, many generations remov...
- 95 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sommerberg Wibtal opens with a super-ripe but fine, precise and fresh nose with a touch of noblesse and bacon due to the newer 1600-liter oak foudre where it was fermented. Rich, intense and juicy, this is a round, full-bodied, finely structured and elegant Pinot with a long and stimulatingly salty finish. Quite powerful on the mid-palate, but the finish is finessed, vital and salty, full of potential."
"Age of Vines: 14-25 years. No fining. After pressing, cold settling before fermentation begins, all fermentation is natural, vinified in foudre.
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
95 - 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|