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2011 Domaine Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Brand
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Albert Boxler

Based in the mountain village of Niedermorschwihr, just west of Colmar, Domaine Albert Boxler possesses 26 acres of organically farmed vines, the bulk of which are Grand Cru...

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2011 Domaine Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Brand

Producer: Domaine Albert Boxler
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Grigio/Gris
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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89 Points | International Wine Cellar , September 2012

Bright straw.  White peach, honey, resin and flint on the nose.  Rich and expansive, with pure mirabelle and delicate smoky flavors I always associate with the finest examples of pinot gris.  Has a ripe, earthy quality on the long, ripe, very pure finish.  Made from grapes grown in the Kirchthal and Steinglitz portions of the Brand, which tend to give bigger, lower-acid pinot gris.  Boxler told me this was harvested before his other pinot gris grapes to help preserve the acidity and the very clean pure botrytis that had hit a portion of the fruit.

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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Alsace

Alsace has been almost pathologically ignored by the American wine-drinking public for generations--a real mystery in light of the great number of juicy, pure wines produced in this picture-postcard region of northeastern France.
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Pinot Gris (aka Pinot Grigio)

Pinot Gris, called Pinot Grigio in Italy, is a noble variety that, unfortunately, doesn't always produce highly refined wine. At its best, in Alsace, where it's usually called Tokay Pinot Gris, the wines are extremely rich and honeyed, in either...
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