Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg JV 2016, Albert Boxler

Land:
Frankrig
Servering:
8-10 °C
Område:
Alsace
Gemmepotentiale:
2018-2033
Alkohol:
13 %
Lagring: 
Store fade
Velegnet til: 
Fisk og skaldyr
375,-
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    Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg JV 2016, Albert Boxler

    Fra yngre stokke på Grand Cru Sommerberg. Lavet på 100 % Riesling. Der bruges ingen kemikalier og alt markarbejde udføres manuelt, men man har valgt ikke at blive certificeret økologisk, selv om de hos Boxler har arbejdet økologisk siden 2003.

    Vinifikationen foregår naturligt - dvs uden tilsætning af gær og uden kunstig temperaturregulering. Vinene lagrer på store, gamle fade 11 måneder sur lie uden omstikning inden de flaskes.

    Boxlers "lille" Grand Cru har en intens duft med indslag af lime, fersken og lilje. Smagen er præcis med høj syre og god mineralitet balanceret af en flot frugt og smagsintensitet.

    En vin, der klarer stort set alt mad. Vil man yde den retfærdighed bør man dog servere den til de lidt dyrere ting fra fiskehandleren; hummer, jomfruhummer, kammusling, pighvar, rødtunge eller havtaske - gerne med en lidt syrlig sauce som beurre blanc eller sauce nage.
    Også fin til alt, hvor man vil servere choucrute til - uanset om det er stegt multe med enebærsauce eller det er den helt store gang Choucrute Imperiale med 7 slags kød.

  • Producenten
    Albert Boxler regnes blandt de allerbedste producenter i Alsace.

    Albert Boxler er et af stjernenavnene i Alsace. Sønnen Jean har overtaget styringen og kører videre i samme sikre stil. Repræsenteret på talrige Michelin-stjernerestauranter. Alle førende vinbøger, vinguider etc. har A. Boxler blandt de 10 bedste producenter. Fyldige, eksotiske og meget charmerende vine, meget flotte til moderne spicy køkken og ost
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    90 p. Vinous

    Luminous straw-green. Strong licorice, cardamom and chamomile notes complement aromas of ripe apple and pear. Then fleshy and juicy, presenting a much fruitier personality than the 2016 entry-level Riesling, with riper orchard fruit flavors but a little more abrupt finish. In Europe, this wine is labeled as “Sommerberg JV” (where JV stands for Jeunes Vignes), but in 2015 Boxler made even less than usual (and there are normally only 3,000 bottles made) because he declassified one parcel of young vines that suffered water stress. Less mineral but also larger and fruitier than usual, though still very much in keeping with the Dudenstein’s personality. - Ian D'Agata

    93 p. Decanter (2014)

    The amphitheatre-like, granite-soiled, super-steep Sommerberg (a slope of 45°) is Boxler’s flag-carrying vineyard, and he produces three separate lieux-dits wines from within it, as well as a generic and this Jeunes Vignes (young vine) version. This wine, with its scent of peach juice and explosion of stony fruits, sums the site up memorably well. - Andrew Jefford

    90+ p. Vinous (2014)

    Pale straw. Honeyed mineral aromas and flavors are nicely framed by lemony acidity and lifted by a perfumed floral element. Saline acidity gives a zingy, very clean mouthfeel. This is an outstanding, classically dry, entry-level Riesling, but unfortunately Boxler only makes 3,000 bottles a year. In Europe this wine is labeled as “Sommerberg JV” (where JV stands for Jeunes Vignes). The Sommerberg is a highly geologically varied grand cru, made up of many different exposures on a typically granite base (though it’s a different, more fractured granite than that of the Schlossberg, for example, and there are consequently noteworthy differences in the wines made in each of the two crus). These vines grow on a high convex site which is more exposed to the wind and can suffer from water stress in hot, dry years. - Ian D'Agata

    91 p. Wine Advocate (2014)

    The 2014 Riesling Réserve (Sommerberg JV – Jeunes Vignes in France) is from a young parcel in the Sommerberg Grand Cru, so grown on granitic soils. Ripe and intensely fruity on the nose, it is a racy-piquant and also fruit-intense, round and juicy Riesling with good power and concentration. This parcel benefited a lot from its steepness and the stony terroir in that difficult year, especially since the rainfalls in August came at the most prefect moment. Since the vines were used to the dryness, in 2015 the berries remained small and did not need much water in contrast to 2016. - Stephan Reinhardt