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Albert Boxler,Crémant d'Alsace

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Region: Alsace
Vintage: 2013
Grape Varieties:
Pinot Auxerrois 50% Pinot Blanc 30% Pinot Noir 20% Colour: Sparkling Wine
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Production Style: Biodynamic
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock

€33.50

Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
Made exclusively from the grapes of the Pinot family this Crémant d'Alsace is extra brut (minimal dosage). Pure and delicate bubbles. Wonderfully fresh with lime, lemon and minerals notes, with a creamy mouth-feel. Uplifting and food-friendly. A more affordable alternative to Champagne but just as distinguished.

The Domaine
The savoir-faire has been passed down across many generations at Domaine Albert Boxler. In 1673, Jean Boxler moved from Switzerland to the village of Niedermorschwihr in the Haut-Rhin, 10 kilometres west of Colmar. The first family wine was produced in 1946 by Albert Boxler. The beautiful label drawn by his cousin remains the same today. Albert’s son Jean-Marc made the wine until 1996 when his son Jean returned to the family domaine.
The 14 hectare vineyard is predominantly planted on slopes at an altitude ranging between 300 and 400m which is steep and high for Alsace. Jean and his wife Sylvie’s home is located at the foot of the imposing red granitic hillside of Sommerberg Grand Cru vineyard. The flagship wines of the domaine are Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris but Jean also makes Gewurtraminer, Crémant, Vendanges Tardives and SGN and a little bit of Pinot Noir.
The attention to detail and precision in the vineyard and in the cellar is paramount and the approach is very traditional. Despite the fact that the vineyards are not certified organic, Jean preserves the land passed on to him and works following his own instinct. Micro-parcels are vinified separately in order to produce different styles and the wines are aged in old foudres in the cellar underneath the family home.
Jean Boxler is a genius and his wines are without a doubt some of the finest and most sought-after wines in Alsace not to mention France. Harmonious, graceful, compelling, vibrant, refined, exciting, they are close to perfection.


Food Pairing
Sushi, scallops, oysters. Fruit based desserts.