Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Localization: Alsace, France
Tasting Notes: Wine aficionados know that Alsace is one of the top regions in France for fruit expression, that’s why Domaine Leon Boesch produces its award-winning wines from the heart of the Ballons des Vosges nature reserve. The Luss riesling is no exception, with its enticing notes of citrus, ripe apples and tropical fruit; culminating in a smooth, lingering finish.
The Domain: The Léon Boesch estate is 11 successive generations at the head of this vineyard located in the Vallée Noble, in the heart of the Ballons des Vosges natural park. The vines cover 14.5 hectares including 2.7 in the Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé , 1.6 in Clos Zwingel and 4 in Breitenberg, with all the appellations and the main Alsatian grape varieties (riesling, muscat, pinots, Sylvaner, Gewurztraminer and Riesling).
The family farm employs 7 people including Gérard and Mathieu Boesch, father and son. Since 2000, they have adhered to the charter of Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture , the logical conclusion of one of the guiding principles of the estate: the quality of a wine is built in the vineyard.
In 2010, they inaugurated a new underground cellar made from natural materials. The whites are aged there in old oak tuns and the reds in barrels . The woven straw door which adorns the estate's labels and documents is there to recall the roots of the family, originally from the Noble Valley and now established in Westhalten.
The producer tells you about it
The Léon Boesch estate has been farming the vines for 11 generations. The vineyard is located in the heart of the Ballons des Vosges natural park. The vines are entirely cultivated according to the rules of Biodynamic Agriculture with the aim of transmitting all the subtlety of our terroirs.
News from Domaine Léon Boesch
Since September 2010, we have been making wine in a new bioclimatic cellar built in eco-construction made of stone, wood and straw, as well as a work space for the presses.