Winery of the Week: Albert Boxler
June 12, 2018
Though ancestors of the Boxler family moved here from Switzerland in 1673, this is a modern winery, whose commercial success was built after World War II by Albert Boxler, the first to bottle the family production and market the eponymous wine as its own label.
Located in the village of Niedermorschwihr in Alsace’s Haut-Rhin and now helmed by third-generation winemaker Jean Boxler, the domain practices organic viticulture, producing 5,200 cases of all the white grapes approved for Alsace, and Pinot Noir, in a variety of styles. Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc are the specialties of the domaine.
Grand Crus wines include those from the Sommerberg and Brand vineyards. Sommerberg is known for producing racy, intensely structured, long-lived wines, and the Brand—meaning land of fire—is renown for powerful wines counterbalanced by finesse and elegance.