Domaine Leon Boesch Gewurztraminer 'Biodynamic', 2016
Drier than many Gewurztraminers, this is a somewhat unique dry wine with fragrant aromas and a taste that is distinctly piquant. Known in the region as the 'Emperor of Alsace', it's a not to miss Gewurztraminer, particularly if you're a fan of the variety.
Domaine Léon Boesch
Domaine Léon Boesch is located in the commune of Westhalten, in the heart of the Ballons des Vosges nature reserve. 11 generations of winemakers have upheld the tradition of producing fine Alsace wines, and today Gerard and Matthew (Father and Son) continue to create fantastic award winning wines. The door of woven straw that adorns the wine labels is there to remind them of their roots in the Noble Valley.
The vineyards cover 14.5 hectares of which 2.7 are in the Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé, 1.6 in the Clos Zwingel and 4 in Breitenberg. With all the names and major Alsatian wines covered (Riesling, Muscat, Pinot, Sylvaner, Gewurztraminer and Riesling).
Since 2000 the domaine have maintained a Biodynamic certification for their organically produced wines which only strengthens the original traditions laid down generations ago. The French ECOCERT certification (Equivelent of the UK Organic producer certificate) means all the grapes now produced by Domaine Leon Boesch are grown without the use of chemicals. In 2010 the domaine expanded and added a new underground cellar fashioned from natural materials where the white wines are now stored in old oak tuns and the red wines in barrels.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.5%|
|Style||White - Medium|
The Alsace wine region is situated in northeastern France on the Rhine river and borders Germany on the east. The geography of the Alsace wine region is defined by the Vosges mountains in the west and the Rhine river in the east. The Alsace vineyards are dotted along a narrow strip, running in a generally north-south pattern, on the lower eastern slopes of the Vosges, at altitudes of 574 ft. to 1,377 ft. Alsace wines are produced under three different Appellations d'Origine Contrôlées (AOCs): Alsace AOC for white, rosé and red wines, Alsace Grand Cru AOC for white wines from certain classified vineyards and Crémant d'Alsace AOC for sparkling wines.The Alsace wine region is the only French wine region allowed to label its wines based on varietal.