2010 Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Réserve

SKU #1137683

Jean Boxler's ancestors trace their Alsacian roots iback to the 1600s, but it was Jean's grandfather Albert who first founded their family domaine upon in 1946, upon returning from the war. Not much has changed at the domaine in that span of time, and the wines are still made in old foudres in the cellar under the family home. The Sommerberg Grand Cru vineyard, in which they hold vine parcels, borders their property. It is this proximity to the vineyards that beckons their meticulous work throughout the season and informs the quality of their wines. This Pinot Gris Réserve bottling is actually declassified Grand Cru fruit from younger vines (still 15+ years old) in the Sommerberg and Brand vineyards.

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By: Krista Johnson |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/19/2013  | Send Email
Luscious Luscious Luscious. This wine is richly textured with flavors of white grapes soaked in honey, sweet grapefruit, peashoots, and strawberry jam. It's all held together with a lively acid backbone that carries the finish off into infinity.

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Varietal:

Pinot Gris

- Also known as Pinot Gris in France, where it originated as a mutation of Pinot Noir. The berries can vary in color from yellowish to bluish-violet producing wines that range from white to slightly pink. The most successful wines from the grape come from the Collio in Friuli (Northeast Italy), where the wines are light- to medium-bodied, crisp, dry and, because of their high acidity, complementary to the region's foods like speck, Prosciutto di San Daniele and polenta. In Alsace, where the grape takes a back seat to more popular varietals like Gewürztraminer and Riesling, it is generally rich and honeyed. Other successful plantings of Pinot Grigio exist in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Romania, with even smaller amounts planted in British Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and California.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Alsace

- A region and appellation in France that has been a part of both France and Germany throughout history. Geologically isolated from both countries, Alsace has also maintained much of its own culture and wine tradition, while also being influenced by the traditions of both countries. Alsatian wine is easily recognized by it traditional tall bottles. Alsatian wine makers produce a unique style of varietal wine, 90 percent of which is white.