October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
Boxler’s Crémant is the perfect noble sparkler to quench your Champagne cravings at a fraction of the price. Made with characteristic Boxler rigor, it contains a quality of fruit that would not typically be used to make a mere Crémant. It is harvested ripe, allowing Boxler to add minimal (extra brut) dosage. The result is a creamy yet intensely mineral sparkler that can age like great Vouvray Pétillant. Made exclusively from the grapes of the Pinot family: Blanc, Auxerrois, and Noir. –Anthony Lynch
|Blend:||30% Pinot Blanc, 50% Pinot Auxerrois, 20% Pinot Noir|
|Vineyard:||8 – 40 years|
|Aging:||Bottles aged sur lattes for minimum 24 months|
Jean Boxler, currently rules the roost at this humble yet incredibly exciting domaine. Intense and serious about his land, his craft, and his wine, Jean is the genius behind what are certainly some of the finest white wines in Alsace (and the world). World War II brought Jean’s grandfather Albert back to Niedermorschwihr from Montana, where he was busy enjoying the natural gifts of big sky country. He became the first generation to bottle the family’s production himself and commercialize it under a family label. Tasting through the entire range of Boxler’s wines is ample proof of the fact that Alsace, along with Burgundy, is the source of the world’s most complex, exciting white wines, and will probably always be.
Trust the great winemakers, trust the great vineyards. Your wine merchant might even be trustworthy. In the long run, that vintage strip may be the least important guide to quality on your bottle of wine.—Kermit Lynch