2017 Riesling Sommerberg Grand Cru Jeunes Vignes, Albert Boxler

Sommerberg is the steep 19 hectare grand cru hillside that rises up behind the village of Niedermorschwihr, where the Boxler cellar is located. Indeed, Sommerberg is synonymous with Boxler: his is the most famous and celebrated iteration of the vineyard. The ‘young vines’ here are actually 35 years old, and produce a wine with a fresh, juicy tension. The 2017 has notes of lime blossom, sea breeze and fresh peaches on the nose, with taut freshness , and an energetic drive to a long and elegant finish.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£38.68
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£232.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Sommerberg, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Lutte Raisonée
  • Classification
    Grand Cru (Jeunes Vignes)
2017 Riesling Sommerberg Grand Cru Jeunes Vignes, Albert Boxler
Albert Boxler

With vines in the key Grands Crus Sommerberg and Brand, it’s no wonder Boxler is one of the most respected names in Alsace. In the area since 1673, history and family are omnipresent here: incumbent Jean Boxler’s grandfather assumed responsibility after World War II, and his cousin designed the label that same year, in 1946. Based in Niedermorschwihr, Jean and his family vinify parcels within each cru separately, for precise, vintage-driven wines which age better than any.

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