Albert Boxler Pinot Blanc Reserve 2020 (Alsace, France) - [WA 93]

Albert Boxler Pinot Blanc Reserve 2020
(Alsace, France) - [WA 93]

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About the Winemaker:

Albert Boxler is a domaine in France producing wine from under the Alsace, Cremant d'Alsace and Alsace Grand Cru AOCs.

The estate's vineyard holdings, located in the Haut-Rhin around the village of Niedermotschwihr, have been in the Boxler family since 1673, but it was not until 1946 that Albert Boxler produced, bottled, and labeled wines under the family name.

The domaine is currently operated by Jean Boxler, Albert's grandson, and is best known for its white wines from subplots within the Sommerberg and Brand Grand Cru vineyards.

Estate holdings are approximately 14 hectares (34 acres) of vineyard land with a wine portfolio that is almost exclusively composed of white varietal wines and blends. Primary grape varieties include Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc with small portions of Pinot Noir also produced. After a hand-harvest, grapes and juice are cold-settled in the winery prior to fermentation with indigenous yeasts.  

Ratings & Reviews:

93 Points - Wine Advocate:

"Blending very poor plots of the Grand Cru Brand with a parcel next to the domaine containing 50+-year-old vines, the 2020 Pinot Blanc Réserve offers a clear, intense and very elegant nose with lime notes and apple aromas on the pure and fresh, really stony bouquet. Round and very elegant on the palate, this is a dense, lush and salty Pinot Blanc that is much more dominated by the terroir than the grape variety. The wine has a purity and tension paired with finesse and perfectly ripe fruit and finishes with refreshing bright fruit aromas and this crystalline and salty minerality that lends it great aging potential, although this is already an impressive wine today. Gorgeous, especially given that warm vintage." Drink 2022-2050. - Stephan Reinhardt (March 2023)