Justin Boxler's Pinot Noir Wine Review
|Pinot Noir from Justin Boxler Winery|
If you are looking for a place to visit, the Alsace region of France should be added to your bucket list. The food is fantastic and the wines are superb.
The Alsace is one of the driest region in France and is protected by the Vosges Mountains. The Rhein river runs through the area of very fertile land.
The main grapes grown are the Cremant d'Alsace, Alsace Pinot Blanc, Alsace Riesling, Alsace Pinot Gris, Alsace Gewurztraminer, Muscat d'Alsace, Sylvaner and Pinot Noir.
The Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Gewurztraminer are commonly referred to as the Noble Grapes of Alsace.
In the Alsace, the Pinot Noir grape is the only variety used for producing red wines.
Back to Justin Boxler Winery: the Boxler Winery dates back to 1672 so you have lots of history here. This is a must visit if you visit this area. It is a bit off the beaten track, but well worth it. Make it a real visit, and book into the hotel and take in some local food.
Quoting Jusin Boxler on the Pinot Noir:
Pinot Noir d'Alsace is a light and fresh wine with red fruit aromas. Aged in oak barrels, it transmutes to a deeper, more robust wine with a sustained color and aromas reminiscent of ripe fruit.