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Boxler’s Pinot Noir “S” is from the grand cru Sommerberg. Alsatians can produce grand cru Pinot Noir, but they aren’t allowed to label it as such... go figure. Here is a recipe for success: old vines, great terroir, minimalist winemaking, and aging in used Burgundian barrels. Jean Boxler is an ardent student of Burgundy and travels there regularly to taste and learn. He has applied this passion and his savoir faire working the noble granite slopes of his home turf to produce a truly grandiose Alsatian Pinot Noir.
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
Inspiring Thirst, page 236