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Boeckel Gewurztraminer


750 ML


Product Description

Characteristics A full-bodied, mellow, well structured wine; spicy aromas. Terroir Chalky. Vinification and Maturing Harvested manually; pneumatically pressed; the Must is allowed to settle and then filtered; slow, temperature-controlled fermentation; matured in oak vats. Drinking and Keeping Serve between 8˚ and 12˚ Keeps for up to 5 years. GEWURZTRAMINER, A.O.C. Alsace B O E C K E L V I N S E T C R É M A N T S D A L S A C E M I T T E L B E R G H E I M - A L S A C E 1 8 5 3 The Boeckel Estate For 400 years the Boeckel family has had its roots firmly planted in the terroir of Mittelbergheim. In 1853, Frédéric Boeckel, an established winemaker from the centre of the village founded the business which is today managed by the brothers Jean-Daniel and Thomas Boeckel, who are the fifth generation. The vineyard extends over 23 hectares which are owned by the estate, and these are complemented by the purchase of grapes from a further 20 hectares of vines. The majority of the vines are cultivated according to organic agricultural principles, and full certification is currently in progress. Serving suggestions As an aperitif; with well flavoured cheeses, with desserts; or just by itself. Website : www.boeckel-alsace.com - E-mail : boeckel@boeckel-alsace.com 2, rue de la Montagne B.P. 53 - F - 67140 MITTELBERGHEIM - Tel. : 00 33 (0)3 88 08 91 02 - Fax : 00 33 (0)3 88 08 91 88 Open : Monday to Friday 8am 12pm & 2pm 6pm ; Saturday 9am 12pm & 2pm 5pm ; Sunday mornings and public holidays by appointments only. Annual production is 350,000 bottles including 100,000 bottles of Crémant. 70% of the production is exported (Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, the USA, Japan, Mexico, China). The range of Boeckel wines comprises : Crémants dAlsace: Brut Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut Chardonnay, Brut Rosé Varietals: Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer Terroir wines: Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes, Riesling Brandluft, Pinot Noir Les Terres Rouges, Riesling Clos Eugénie Grand Crus: Sylvaner Zotzenberg, Pinot Gris Zotzenberg, Gewurztraminer Zotzenberg, Riesling Zotzenberg, Riesling Wiebelsberg Late Harvests: Riesling, Gewurztraminer


Varietal: Gewurztraminer

Region: Alsace

Region Description:

(ahl zas) Just across the Rhine River from Germany, this region in northeastern France produces wines that are unique in many ways. They are made with grapes native to Germany; their bottles are graceful and long-necked; they are relatively inexpensive; and their labels carry the names of the grape as well as the place-name. Alsace Riesling is far drier than its German counterpart, although it has a fruity aroma. IT can be enjoyed young, but a good Riesling will age and improve for ten or more years. Alsace Pinot Blanc is a light-bodied wine that can be extremely dry or medium-dry. Tokay Pinot Gris is made from the Pinot Gris grape, known more famously in Italy as Pinot Grigio. In Alsace these wines are rich, spicy, and full-bodied and a good match with spicy meat dishes as well as sweet and sour flavors. In Alsace, the Gewurztraminer grape makes wines that are spicy, intense, low in acidity and high in alcohol.