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ALBERT BOXLER

Jean Boxler

The Domaine was created in 1673 by Jean Boxler, initially from Switzerland. Transmitted generation to generation, Albert Boxler and his wife took over in 1946. Then his son Jean-Marc ran the property. Since 1996, Jean Boxler, Albert’s grandson, runs the winery. 

Located in the village Niedermorschwihr surrounded by hills, next to Colmar in Alsace, the Domaine covers 19 hectares. Jean grows different grapes varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and produces mainly white wines. Almost half of the wines are classified as Grand Cru Sommerberg and, to a lesser extent, Grand Cru Brand.
The Domaine was created in 1673 by Jean Boxler, originally from Switzerland. Transmitted generation to generation, Albert Boxler and his wife took over in 1946. Then his son Jean-Marc ran the property. Since 1996, Jean Boxler, Albert’s grandson, is running the winery. Located in the village Niedermorschwihr surrounded by hills, right next to Colmar in Alsace, the Domaine covers 19 hectares. Jean grows different grapes varieties such as Riesling, Pinot blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and produces mainly white wines. Almost half of the wines are classified as Grand Cru Sommerberg and, to a lesser extent, Grand Cru Brand.
The Grand Cru Brand is one of the warmest terroirs in Alsace because it is exposed to the south/south-east and benefits from the Munster valley's drying winds. 

The soil is a poor granite called "Turckheim", where the decomposition of black mica creates these arenas that fix minerals and give all their salinity to wines made from old Riesling vines. Those whose roots have had plenty of time to dive deep enough to make up for the surface drought.

The extremely steep slopes prohibit any mechanization. As Jean and his team practice, the regular work of the soil is a matter for the priesthood: only the winch and the pickaxe have their place! Vinification and ageing are particularly precise: fermentation on indigenous yeasts and ageing in “foudres”, without new wood and without stirring, most often for 11 months, including the most prestigious plot Grands Crus.

The extremely steep slopes prohibit any mechanization. The regular work of the soil, as Jean and his team practice, is a matter for the priesthood: only the winch and the pickaxe have their place! Vinification and aging are particularly precise: fermentation on indigenous yeasts and aging in “foudres”, without new wood and without stirring, most often for 11 months, including for the most prestigious plot Grands Crus.


REGION OF PRODUCTION

Alsace - France


APPELLATION

Edelzwicker, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer


FOUNDED

1673

VINEYARD

19 hectares


CLIMATE

Continental climate


SOIL COMPOSITION

Granite called "Turckheim"


VARIETIES GROWN

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sylvaner, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc

AGRICULTURE

Organic (not certified)

WINES OF THE DOMAIN

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