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Albert Boxler Riesling Alsace Grand Cru 'Sommerberg'

Albert Boxler
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750 mL
Wine Type
White Wine
RegionAlsace
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France
SubregionAlsace Grand Cru 'Sommerberg'
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GrapesRiesling
Wine Description:
Albert Boxler Riesling Alsace Grand Cru 'Sommerberg' is a highly sought-after wine that showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of its producer. Hailing from the prestigious Alsace appellation, this wine is made from grapes grown in the renowned Sommerberg vineyard. The vineyard's unique terroir, characterized by its steep slopes and granite soil, imparts distinct mineral notes to the wine. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the winemaking process ensures that the wine retains its vibrant acidity and expressive aromatics. This Riesling is known for its elegant and refined style, offering a harmonious balance of citrus, stone fruit, and floral flavors. It is a true testament to the exceptional quality of Alsace wines.
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  • Intense and complex aromas of citrus, stone fruits, and floral notes
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4.1
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4.3

Wine Expert Note:

The Albert Boxler Riesling Alsace Grand Cru 'Sommerberg' is a truly exceptional wine. It hails from the Alsace region in France, specifically from the prestigious Grand Cru vineyard of Sommerberg. This wine showcases the mastery of Albert Boxler, a renowned winemaker known for producing outstanding Rieslings. In the glass, this Riesling displays a beautiful pale golden color, hinting at its elegance and finesse. On the nose, it offers a captivating bouquet of ripe citrus fruits, such as juicy Meyer lemons and tangy grapefruits. These vibrant aromas are complemented by delicate floral notes, including hints of white flowers and blossoms. On the palate, the Albert Boxler Riesling Alsace Grand Cru 'Sommerberg' truly shines. It presents a perfect balance between its lively acidity and its luscious fruit flavors. The citrus notes from the nose translate seamlessly onto the palate, accompanied by a touch of minerality that adds depth and complexity. This wine has a remarkable purity and precision, with a long, refreshing finish that leaves you craving for more. The Albert Boxler Riesling Alsace Grand Cru 'Sommerberg' is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but it also has great aging potential. With time, it will develop even more complexity and tertiary aromas, making it a true gem for collectors. Overall, this wine is a testament to the exceptional quality of Rieslings produced in Alsace, and Albert Boxler's dedication to crafting wines of utmost elegance and finesse. It is a wine that deserves to be savored and appreciated, and it will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on any wine enthusiast.
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