Domaine Bott-Geyl Riesling Grafenreben 2011 Alsace, France
Grafenreben is a vineyard on a slope of clay and chalk that faces southeast. It is ideal for Riesling, both intense and saline, with nuances of stone fruit and walnut. Beautiful with fish terrines or oven-roasted fish.
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|
4200 bottles produced, 6 g/l of residual sugars, AOC Alsace, Decant two hours before serving at 8-9°C, Drink now, Harvest by hand, Indigenous yeasts, Suitable for vegans, Temperature-controlled fermentation for nine months