Edelzwicker Reserve, Boxler
Staff Pick
Organic

Edelzwicker Reserve, Boxler - 2017

Item # 18329 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

Almost all wines from Alsace are varietals, meaning that they must be made entirely of the listed grape variety. The exception is Edelzwicker, which translates as "noble wine" and is made of a blend of the approved white Alsatian grapes.


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Staff Pick Notes

Edelzwicker is a blend of Alsace's best grapes which changes each year according to the harvest. Iconic producer Albert Boxler's 2013 combines Pinot Blanc, Riesling, & Gewurtztraminer for a delightfully aromatic, balanced wine. Rich honey greets the nose, followed by an abundant fruit bowl of melon, apricot, peach, orange, orchid flowers, and mango. The wine smells sweet and fragrant, but is dry on the palate with good acidity. This wine is completely charming and super versatile with food. The rich fruit marries beautifully with cheeses like gruyere and raclette. It echoes the bright notes in a fish dish with mango salsa, sweet and sour pork, or spicy lime-y Thai food.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Alsace

Located on the eastern border of France, on the west bank of the Upper Rhine, adjacent to Germany and Switzerland, Alsace represents the intersection of two wholly different wine cultures that have given birth to a third. Once part of the Holy Roman Empire, Alsace was gradually put under French sovereignty during the 17th Century and eventually made one of the provinces of France. Yet, as...

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Riesling

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Gewürztraminer

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