2019 Riesling Grand Cru Brand, Albert Boxler

Brand is one of the great Alsace grand cru sites. In Jean Boxler’s hand, this famous granite site does not disappoint. Compared to its cellar neighbours, it is usually the most forward and approachable of the Boxler grands crus. In 2019 it is more aromatic and expressive than the Sommerberg cuvées are early on, and it also feels a little weightier, but still has this penetrating, zippy line of acidity that gives the finish a long, sustained drive. It feels silky and bright, balanced and with vibrant grapefruit and bitter orange flavours. It is utterly delicious.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£53.08
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£318.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Brand, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
  • Grape
    Riesling
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2036
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2019 Riesling Grand Cru Brand, 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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