2008 Boeckel Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1053788

In a more enlightened time, Boeckel would have been able to proudly proclaim the origin of this wine, which is the Grand Cru site of Zotzenberg, often considered the pre-eminent Sylvaner vineyard of Alsace. The self-appointed authorities, however, have decreed that Sylvaner is not a "noble" grape and cannot therefore be considered of Grand Cru status. You be the judges of that after tasting this singularly spicy and deep wine. The silver lining in this cloud of bureaucratic madness is that you can buy this authoritative and exciting wine for a great price.

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