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Albert Boxler Grand Cru Brand Pinot Gris 2005

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In Alsace, Pinot Gris was referred as "Tokay Pinot Gris" until 2007, when a decree changed it to Pinot Gris. This dry white comes from the Brand vineyard site, a Grand Cru. The 2005 was a very concentrated vintage, with small production and great complexity. The wine fermented for three months. Fermentation stopped naturally at the point of balance. The wine stayed on the lies until bottling. Location: Grand cru Brand is located near Turckheim (close to Colmar). Southern exposure, steep slopes. Alcohol: 14.5% Total acidity: 5 g/l Residual sugar: 45 g/l Yield: 30 hl/ha Soil: granit Age of the vines: 35 years old Importer: Robert Chadderdon Selections

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Albert Boxler:
Albert Boxler is a 300-year-old family winery in the small town of Niedermorschwihr. The domaine is run by Jean Boxler, the grandson of Albert, who trained at one of France's top wine university, University of Montpellier. Jean made his first vintage in 1995. The domaine is small and comprised of Jean, his wife, his parents and three workers. The Boxlers live and work in a house and winery bui... Read more
Albert Boxler is a 300-year-old family winery in the small town of Niedermorschwihr. The domaine is run by Jean Boxler, the grandson of Albert, who trained at one of France's top wine university, University of Montpellier. Jean made his first vintage in 1995. The domaine is small and comprised of Jean, his wife, his parents and three workers. The Boxlers live and work in a house and winery built in 1619; the vineyards include parts of the famous Grand Cru vineyards, Sommerberg and Brand. In fact, 80 percent of their land is Grand Cru classification. Jean's style is one of firm acidity. His favorite varietal is Riesling, followed by deep-textured, flavorful Pinot Gris. The grapes are grown organically. Boxler says his wines are "neither traditional nor modern. My style is natural -- nature makes the wine, not me. This is not to please the customer, but to work with the land and keep it healthy. This is the old traditional." Read less

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.50 5
04/01/2009

45g residual sugar - not sure how you get to call it a 'dry white', for it is not. There's a rich, sweet, nose that exudes complexity. And, its sweet on the tongue too - beautiful, concentrated and intensely complex, a wine of real character and depth. My wine of the night. Served with roast Guinea hen, Carpentras white asparagus, and morel mushrooms



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In Alsace, Pinot Gris was referred as "Tokay Pinot Gris" until 2007, when a decree changed it to Pinot Gris. This dry white comes from the Brand vineyard site, a Grand Cru. The 2005 was a very concentrated vintage, with small production and great complexity. The wine fermented for three months. Fermentation stopped naturally at the point of balance. The wine stayed on the lies until bottling. Location: Grand cru Brand is located near Turckheim (close to Colmar). Southern exposure, steep slopes. Alcohol: 14.5% Total acidity: 5 g/l Residual sugar: 45 g/l Yield: 30 hl/ha Soil: granit Age of the vines: 35 years old Importer: Robert Chadderdon Selections

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