Albert Boxler 2016 Gewurztraminer Reserve, Alsace
Winemaker: Jean Boxler
Varieties: A blend of 40-67-year-old Gewurztraminer
Terroir: Heimbourg and Pfoeller (limestone terroir)
Vinification: All grapes are harvested by hand, No fining. After pressing, cold settling before fermentation begins, All fermentation is natural, vinified in stainless steel.
The small family Domaine in France that works traditionally using techniques and savoir-faire passed down across multiple generations is under serious threat today. Consolidation, technology, regulation, foreign investment, globalization, and many other factors (all in the name of progress), threaten the great agricultural tradition of winegrowing in France, arguably the world’s greatest winegrowing culture. Few domains in France embody this way of life more ably and proudly than Domaine Albert Boxler in Niedermorschwihr. Jean 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).