Alsace

Barth 2017 Alsace Riesling Granite

Laurent Barth works with 4.5 hectares of vines based outside of Colmar where there is the highest concentration of Grand Cru vineyards in Alsace. Though this bottling is simply labeled Alsace, the fruit is actually from the steep, terraced slopes of the Grand Cru Schlossberg. The granite soils here show prominently in this Riesling, as the name suggests! Laurent farms using only organic compounds and employs biodynamic practices, and is extremely judicious with sulfur additions creating wines that are delicate and precise.

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2012 Alsace Grand Cru Marckrain 500ml

Beautifully balanced off-dry Gewurztraminer from the Grand Cru Marckrain!

  • white off-dry
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Boxler 2017 Alsace Edelzwicker Reserve

Now here is an old friend, a fine throwback from the Robert Chadderon era (with a new name on the back label). Right out of the gate there are effusive aromatics: fresh cut apple, apple blossom, honeysuckle, honeydew, and salted lemon on the nose—believe me folks, this is some Edelzwicker! The mid-weight palate is racy and lithe, with enough concentration to belie its inconsequential “table wine” category. There’s plenty of brisk acidity and chalky mineral character to accompany the ripe orchard fruit flavors, with just a touch of cool herbaceousness to lend interest on a long, sapid, lip-smacking finish. Honestly, Edelzwicker is a bit of a forgotten category, but Albert Boxler makes the most compelling (and certainly delicious) examples I’ve ever drunk and theirs ages beautifully should you happen to forget a bottle or two in the cellar. Positively gorgeous and a near giddy treat that has me thinking of simpler Spring evenings. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 47 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $19.99