Domaine Boeckel “Midelberg” Pinot Noir

Before you go thinking you've accidentally clicked through to an aromatic white wine, check the title again. Yes, Alsace does in fact make red wine as well, in the form of Pinot Noir; it's a classic wine of the region, in fact. Domaine Boeckel is in its 5th generation of winemaking, and blimey, the quality-for-price ratio and finesse of this old vine, organically grown Pinot just blows us away.

Ah, Alsace. That magical part of France where walking down the streets, you become a wee bit unsure whether you’ve accidentally stepped over the border into Germany. That’s because this little region has in fact shifted back and forth between being part of France and Germany for centuries. No wonder their wines share the same tall, slender bottle shape as those of their Riesling-famous neighbour to the east. The Boeckel family has been proudly and lovingly growing grapes on the limestone slopes of Mittelbergheim since the mid 17th century. So much so, that Domaine Boeckel is one of the better-known estates in Alsace. 

Delightfully cherry-driven and bright. This is a silky but well structured Pinot with a very classic juiciness and wonderful approachability. A fantastic departure if your palate is a little weary of the brawnier Otago styles.  

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About This Wine

Country
FR
Region
Alsace
Appellation
Alsace
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Soils
Limestone
Farming
Organic
Vegan
Yes
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
13%
Pairing
Pork dumplings or duck pancakes with hoisin sauce or a picnic in the garden