This ancient family firm has become a dependable source for some heart-warmingly traditional examples of Alsace wines. They are full-flavored, varietally distinct and properly dry. They offer a price-quality ratio that is hard to beat.
This lieu-dit was the first sold by Boeckel in the 19th century and holds a special place in their pantheon. Its highly complex soils on a sandy base give rise to a hauntingly-scented wine with a finesse suggestive of a Grand Cru (as with their fondly-remembered Clos Eugénie). Quite exceptional in this vintage. ~WineWise
Absolutely classic, unflamboyant Gewurztraminer nose leading to a beautifully judged palate with just the right lick of sweetness and a hint of redeeming bitterness in the tail.
Delicious is the only word that comes to mind when drinking this wine, with all the uncomplicated pleasure that that implies. Dry, but not too dry, bursting with berried Pinot charm and dangerously easy to drink.
Mittelbergheim is famous for Sylvaner. Indeed, its celebrated Zotzenberg is the only Alsatian vineyard accorded Grand Cru status for this Cinderella grape. This cuvée comes from Boeckel’s large holdings in that cru and its surroundings and displays not just the charm and freshness one expects but unexpected hints of power and gravitas, too.
Amazingly good entry-level dry Riesling. Beautifully scented, substantial, clear, juicy and delicious, at an insanely low price. Country Riesling in its Sunday best.