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Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg "D", Albert Boxler - 2021

  • Provenance: Alsace
  • Appellation: Alsace
  • Domain: Albert Boxler
  • Grape variety(ies): Riesling
  • On-call time: 20 years
  • Alcohol degree: 13.5%
  • 213 Classement: Grand Cru
The Düdenstein terroir generally produces a Riesling that is denser and more massive than in the other plots of the estate. The fruit here is generous in its aromas, evoking plum, apple, citrus zest and some delicate exotic notes of pineapple. The smoky touch is omnipresent, giving the wine this intensity and vibration that makes it literally "dance". A great Riesling, with width as well as length, and with a masterly balance. Guide Vert RVF: 97/100
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Viticulture

The Grand Cru Sommerberg ("summer hill") is located between the communes of Ammerschwihr and Türckheim, on a very steep hillside (up to 45°), with granitic arena. It is cultivated in terraces and faces south. The vines are 60 years old, with a yield of 30 hl/ha. The letter "D" (cuvée formerly named "L31DII") refers to the Düdenstein, included in the Sommerberg. It is a plot selection of vines planted between 1946 and 1953 and located at the bottom of the hillside, where sandstone mixes with granite. Sometimes the cuvée is declared Vendange Tardive (VT).

Oenology

Alcoholic fermentation is generally carried out with indigenous yeasts and malolactic fermentation is not sought. The pressings on whole grapes are slow and the settling that follows is not very thorough. The wine is fermented in large tuns. Total sulphur levels are low for the region (80 mg/l) and only 20 mg of free sulphur at bottling.

Suggestions for accompaniment

Grilled sea bass with salicornia - Chicken curry - Grilled cod with pancetta and lentils with Madras curry.

Domain
Located in Niedermorschwihr and created in 1673, the Albert Boxler estate has become over time one of the references of the region and even of French wine. Since 1946, the vines have been grouped together and the wines bottled under the name of Albert Boxler. Today, his grandson, Jean, representing the last generation, has been in charge since 1995. The current property has about 14 hectares of vines, almost entirely planted with white grape varieties, often on very steep slopes, almost half of which are classified as Grand Cru Sommerberg and the rest as Grand Cru Brand, in Turckheim. The vines, planted between 6,000 and 8,000 vines/ha, are worked with a caterpillar, when possible. Otherwise, they are picked by hand! They are not grassed over because the soil is too poor and competition is not desired. The estate has been growing organically - without a label - since 2003; the plots have never been fertilised or treated with nitrogen. The grapes come from massal and clonal selections, depending on the terroir and age. They are sorted at the plot and at vatting. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out using indigenous yeasts and malolactic fermentation is not sought. The pressings on whole grapes are slow and the subsequent settling is not very thorough. The wine is fermented in large oak barrels of several wines. Total sulphur levels are low for the region (80 mg/l) and only 20...
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