Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2009 Alizarine Single Vineyard comes from a parcel just in front of the Cheval des Andes vineyard and planted in 1927. It received the same elevage as the other single vineyard wines. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports aromas of Asian spices, lavender, and assorted black fruits. In the glass it is a slightly narrow offering coming down more on the side of power than elegance. It mandates 3-4 years of additional cellaring, at which point it may display the complexity of the other single vineyard bottlings. (Dec 2011)
Single Vineyard Alizarine was introduced in 2001, making Alta Vista the first Argentine winery to produce single vineyard wines. Utilizing their tailored Terroir Management system for wine growing and winemaking, Alta Vista uses grapes grown in distinctive sites to craft these unique wines that show the true characteristics of each vineyard. All Single Vineyard wines are aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels and an additional 6 months in bottle.
|The BOECKEL Estate has been a strong presence in the vineyards of Alsace for 150 years.
For 400 years the Boeckel family has had its roots firmly planted in the terroir of Mittelbergheim. In 1853, Frederic, an established winemaker from the centre of the village founded the business. His descendants went on to make the Boeckel Estate one of the best known in Alsace.
The estate is today run by Jean-Daniel and Thomas Boeckel, the 5th generation of winemakers.
Exploiting 21 hectares of excellent vineyards in Mittelbergheim and the surrounding area, they continue to put their efforts into creating a quality product.
The Boeckel Estate, with its magnificent range of buildings, is a real gem on the Alsace Wine Route, and is regularly admired by visitors.