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. Under Albert's grandson, Jean Boxler, the domain produces some of Alsace's most structured, concentrated, mineral-driven Rieslings with excellent texture, weight and cellaring potential. It doesn't hurt that the domain has parcels of two of the region's best grand crus for Riesling, Sommerberg and Brand. Look also for high-quality wines made from 'less than noble' varietals; there is fine Chasselas and Sylvaner here.
Ranges from dry to sweet, but deeply aromatic in all styles
Munster cheese, pork, goose, spicy Asian food
One of the wine world's love-it-or-hate-it grapes, Gewürztraminer is for many wine lovers the signature variety of Alsace. Its highly perfumed aromas of rose petal, smoked meat, lychee, grapefruit, and spices are immediate and captivating, although some examples lack refinement and seem a bit blowzy owing to low acidity and high alcohol. Gewürztraminer is as unlike the steelier, more aristocratic Riesling as a white grape can be. No other region of the world has been able to produce significant quantities of Gewürztraminer that even approach the decadent richness and exotic fruit qualities that the best producers in Alsace achieve. Still, other than late-harvest versions, Gewürztraminer is normally a dry wine in Alsace, despite smelling like a sweet one. Gewürztraminer marries beautifully with rich, fatty dishes like pork and goose or ripe cheeses, as well as with the exotic spices of Moroccan, Indian, and Far Eastern cuisines.