Founded in 1853, Domaine Boeckel is now run by the 5th generation of winemakers, Jean-Daniel and Thomas Boeckel. A true Alsatian gem, the Domaine stretches over 23ha of vineyards now farmed according to organic viticulture. Their pure, mineral and elegant wines are a great way to start exploring the depth and potential of Alsace. From the only vineyard in the world to produce Sylvaner with Grand Cru status, to their concentrated and powerful Rieslings to bewitching Gewürztraminer, there is plenty for any wine aficionado to love. Those are wines perfect to experiment with food-wise.
"Red Rock Terrace displays a beautiful core of blackcurrant, crème de cassis and juicy red plums. Hiding behind the gorgeous sweet fruit, fragrant notes of cordial, cocoa and liquorice emerge with time in the glass. Laser-beam precision is supported by the finest, grippiest tannins imaginable. Those tannins carry the beautifully concentrated fruit to a long, long finish. Effortless and perfectly...more
"Brooding yet sensuous, Gravelly Meadow reveals earthy, savoury, meaty notes the nose, along with blackcurrants, blueberries and mulberries. There are subtle hints of herbs, tobacco and cedarwood. Once again, the tannic structure is impeccable and perfectly integrated. This says more about the superb quality of the fruit than it does about the 100% new oak. Gravelly Meadow is Diamond Creek’s...more
"Volcanic Hill shows intense notes of cassis, blackcurrant, blueberries and black cherries, followed by violets, cocoa and cordial. This is full bodied and opulent, yet the tannic structure is beautifully integrated and nothing is overblown – the balance is impeccable. It also manages to be seriously refreshing. Cedar, sweet spice, tobacco, graphite and the faintest hint of truffle all emerge...more