Selected vines special cuvées
Why Origins? Some places allow us to recall memories, to attribute to the thought of an event or a character the fleeting spirit of the moment lived. Like this feeling, some plots of our vines are marked by the result of an exception either in production or during vinification.
Mainly, predominantly granitic and marl-limestone, all the unique plots are exposed due south.
Located on steep terrain, they stretch from Niedermorschwihr through Katzenthal and Ingersheim to Turckheim.
Harvested manually and according to the proven method for all our pickings, a slow and delicate pressing follows. This moment of rectification makes it possible to preserve all the exquisite aromas and give the wines of Origins an unexpected character.
It should be explained that Alsace and its exposure benefit from an exceptional microclimate conducive to the cultivation of grapes.
Indeed, on the western flank, the Vosges protect Alsace from the attacks of wind and rain.
On this barrier, like a galern that is exhausted, the humidity evaporates and the wind weakens when it reaches our hillsides. A circumstance which results in the reduction of precipitation by attenuating it in dry and hot weather that envelops our crops.
This continental climate, acted in places on certain places in an unexplained way. A gift of nature which offers us beautiful cuvées, and which makes us proud and famous for our know-how resulting from the wines named “Origins”.
Riesling lieu-dit Pfoeller 2021
At the crossroads between the granitic Grand Cru of Sommerberg and the limestone Grand Cru of Florimont is the place called Pfoeller in the municipality of Katzenthal.
It is detached from the Vosges massif and forms a circus open to the south with an average slope.
Light clay-limestone slopes from the pinched secondary between the Muschelkalk to the west and the Bajocian to the east, facing south.
Identity, this 2021 Riesling offers a complex acidity with a nice straightforwardness on the finish.
Its color is pale yellow.
On the nose it opens with mineral notes.
On the palate it is powerful and racy. The finish is fresh and lemony
Pinot Gris Cuvée de l'Ange 2020
Emblematic cuvée of the Justin Boxler family.
Grapes from the finest plots of the estate on granite soils.
Wine of gluttony and pleasure.
The wines are ready to drink within 10 years after bottling.
Its color is a deep yellow.
On the nose it is toasted with aromas of white flowers.
The attack is ample with a nice freshness.
At the end of the mouth, the minerality in association with the gluttony prevails.
Gewurztraminer Soixante-cinq 2019
This is the oldest plot of our vineyard, planted in 1965.
These Gewurztraminer feet perfectly resist the years as well as the various hazards.
Its deep roots give this wine a most interesting aromatic concentration. 2019, a cooler year, marks all the more this balance between freshness and the delicacy of the grape variety.
On the nose it opens with aromas of sweet spices.
On the palate it is powerful with a nice substance that brings fullness and structure at the end of the
The finish is greedy and suave.
Gewurztraminer place called Pfoeller 2018
The robe is intense yellow in color with golden reflections.
It is also distinguished by a slightly pink tone and pretty tears.
Specific to the grape variety, on the nose it opens with notes of orange zest and spices.
Its attack is progressive, the whole in the mouth is rich with roundness.
The finish is opulent with a nice length in the mouth.
Pinot Noir Croisée des Chemins 2020
Different plots of Pinot Noir on several granitic terrains, in particular on the Grand Cru Brand.
This wine is made between our free-run juice and press juice.
The contribution of wood is reasoned by the age of our different barrels from different Burgundian coopers.
Wine with an intense and sustained colour.
On the nose it opens with cooked red fruits.
On the attack it is ample, and in the mouth it is powerful with a beautiful tannic structure. An end of the mouth which brings a nice length.
Domain Justin BOXLER
The diversity of Alsatian wine-growing soils, rich in 13 geological varieties, make up a mosaic of terroirs conducive to the production of wines with a strong personality.
At the Justin Boxler estate, the soils are essentially granitic (Brand, Sommerberg, Wineck-Schlossberg), limestone (Florimont, Pfoeller), clay and marl sandstone.
Granitic: Two Micas
The Grand Cru Sommerberg “La colline du Soleil” is located in Niedermorschwihr on 29 ha and a slope of 45°. Facing south.
Located in Turckheim, the Grand Cru Brand “La terre de feu” extends over 58 ha. A hillside in an arc.
In Katzenthal, the Grand Cru Wineck-Schlossberg “The hill of the castle”, extends over 28.
“Le Mont Fleurie”, the Grand Cru Florimont located in Ingersheim on 21 ha. Hillside in an arc of a circle.