Last Thursday, the Luxembourg winemaker Domaines Kox presented an impressive selection of its wines at Luxembourg’s Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC. Corinne Kox, representing the family owned "Domaine Laurent & Rita Kox" founded in 1909 in the picturesque town of Remich on the left bank of the Moselle river, gave proof of the extraordinary quality of Luxembourg’s wines and of the innovative approach of the Domaine. Domaines Kox "applies the latest technological solutions in order to bring about the best qualities of the Riesling - the aristocrat of the Luxembourg white wines - the strength of the Pinot Blanc, the smoothness of the Auxerrois or the femininity of the Gewürztraminer. At the same time, there is a wish to revive certain traditional methods of winemaking. In short : a unique know-how combining tradition and modernity. The Kox family perpetuates this in-house tradition while looking for excellence in its wines."
The selection of 9 different wines presented at the tasting to representatives of the DC area wine stores and restaurants included Luxembourg Crémant, Riesling, Pinot blanc, Auxerrois, Pinot noir and the new addition to the Domaine's wines, orange wines. This new kind of Kox wines is made in two kvevris from Georgia, clay, amphora-shaped containers, specifically made for winemaking, that get buried in the ground. At the Kox Domain, the first varieties vinified in kvevris are Pinot Blanc and Riesling.
Further information about Kox wines can be found at https://www.domainekox.lu/en