Domaine Justin Boxler
Niedermorschwihr, Alsace

Lyle Railsback, France+Western Importer: "Since the Robert Chadderdon era, our knowledge of the fabled Boxler estate was through the wines that Jean Boxler is now producing under his grandfather Albert’s label. For me, they have always been the standard bearer for the Great Wines of Alsace. During our last visit to Champagne, I fortuitously met Jean’s cousins Charlotte and Florent, who are now farming their allotment of the family inheritance, and making their own equally delicious wines. Bottling under their grandfather’s label, DOMAINE JUSTIN BOXLER, their wines offer a fresh take on this legendary place, and I am honored to introduce them in the US later this year.

Blessed with holdings in the Grand Crus Brand, Wineck-Schlossberg, and Sommerberg, along with lieu dit Pfoeller and other parcels in Niedermorschwihr, their approach is of the drier more old-school style (think Léonard Humbrecht or Théo Faller in the 1970s) but still full-flavored, tightly-wound and indicative of serious time spent in the vines. Another A-list vigneron in Alsace told me that he thought they were doing some of the best work among the younger generation, and after tasting through several recent vintages I am in full agreement with the work being done here.

The move to organic farming was ten years ago and with this coming 2022 harvest, they will be certified organic. Given the recent change in leadership and their relatively unknown status in France, the price of their wines is extremely attractive given such a high level of quality. While I can’t promise it will remain this way for long, I am honored to now represent them exclusively in the United States, and we will begin with a small allocation that arrives in New York this fall."

Wines available:
Jardin des Vignes
Pinot Auxerrois
Riesling Lieu-dit Pfoeller
Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg
Riesling Grand Cru Brand
Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sommerberg
Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Wineck-Schlossberg