Domaine Bott-Geyl Pinot Gris Grand Cru Furstentum 2008 Alsace, France
A complex and intense Grand Cru Pinot Gris with slightly sweet notes of ripe peach, candied fruits, toasted nuts and honey. Bright lemony acidity. Would be delicious with a foie gras terrine, pan fried foie gras or veal sweetbread.
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About the winemaker
Domaine Bott-Geyl is located in the village of Beblenheim in the Alsace region, in the north-east of France. Jean-Christophe Bott – in charge of the domain since 1993 – is heir of a long family tradition of making wine dating back to 1795. Jean-Christophe converted the vineyards to organic viticulture in 2000 and then biodynamics in 2002. He focuses on low yields and vinifies in the most natural and minimalist way. With 15 hectares of vines, including six Grands Crus and five Lieux-dits, the domain consists of 80 parcels spread out over seven communes from Ribeauvillé to Kientzheim. Domaine Bott-Geyl produces stunning white wines made from Muscat, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and Pinot Blanc.
|Viticulture and Winemaking|
29 g/l of residual sugars, AOC Alsace, Decant before serving at 8-9°C, Here the microclimate allows Mediterranean plants to grow, It is an ideal terroir for Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris, Suitable for vegans, The Furstentum vineyard has nearly 30 hectares of vines facing south, most of which are steep and at a relatively high altitude – 350 to 400 metres, The terroir is made of marl, chalk and sandstone, which filters the water, while the subsoil is largely formed of chalk of the Middle Jurassic period, This wine will age for another seven years in a good cellar