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2015 Albert Boxler Riesling Sommerberg Eckberg Grand CruRiesling from France

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"Age of Vines: 35-40 years. No fining. After pressing, cold settling before fermentation begins, all fermentation is natural, all wines vinified in foudre. Young vine grand cru...

  • 96 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 2015 Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg Eckberg has a clear, fresh, mineral and highly delicate nose with concentrated white stone fruit but also flinty/stony aromas. Lemon flavors are here as well, but they are concentrated as in a chutney or a cake. Rich, lush, intense and beautifully concentrated (seamless) on the palate, with a lingering minerality, this is another gorgeous Riesling from Jean Boxler. Its finish is lean and finessed but also ripe, concentrated, rich, elegant and endlessly salty. There seems to be some sweetness, but the fine tannins, the body, concentration and finesse balance it perfectly. This Eckberg is fine and rich at the same time. A fascinating Riesling!"

Product Description:

"Age of Vines: 35-40 years. No fining. After pressing, cold settling before fermentation begins, all fermentation is natural, all wines vinified in foudre. Young vine grand cru. Total vineyard area: .80 ha.

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

Product Detail

Item # 103117
Country France
Region Alsace
Sub-Region Alsace
Ratings

96 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Riesling
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach