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Riesling Grand Cru Sporen Bott-Geyl (Domaine)  2013 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Riesling Grand Cru Sporen Bott-Geyl (Domaine)  2013 - Lot of 1 Bottle Riesling Grand Cru Sporen Bott-Geyl (Domaine)  2013 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Riesling Grand Cru Sporen Bott-Geyl (Domaine) 2013

This is the latest Grand Cru produced by the domaine. It is a complex wine which can be aged for a good 20 years in the cellar, allowing it to develop a wonderful concentration with unusual notes, density and a creamy character which is offset by a pleasing freshness.

  • €39


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Lot Description: Riesling Grand Cru Sporen Bott-Geyl (Domaine) 2013

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Alsace
  • Appellation/Wine: Riesling
  • Classification: Grand Cru
  • Climat/Cuvée: Sporen
  • Producer/Owner: Bott-Geyl (Domaine)
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Color: White
  • Grape variety: 100% Riesling
  • Service temperature (in °C): 12

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Intensity : Crisp
  • Dominant aroma : Citrus
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Sitting at an altitude of 275 m, the terroir of the Sporen Grand Cru forms a natural circle, gently sloping towards the southeast and boasting deep marly, clay soil. The terroir translates into powerful wines which lend themselves particularly well to ageing; this cuvée comes from octogenarian vines. The Sporen cuvée represents the last Grand Cru produced by the domaine, its first vintage was released in 2012. It can be aged for at least 20 years in the cellar and should be decanted before consuming to fully appreciate its intense yet delicate aroma profile of ripe white fruits and flowers.

    The heir to a family tradition dating back to 1795, when his ancestor Jean-Martin Geyl began ploughing the vines and making wine, Jean-Chrsitophe Bott has managed Domaine Bott-Geyl since 1993. He works with small yields, converting the property to organic farming in 2000 and biodynamic methods in 2002, and vinifies his wines in a natural, minimal intervention style.
    The property consists of 14 hectares and includes 5 grands crus and 3 localities. 75 plots are spread over seven communes, from Ribeauvillé to Kientzheim. It is of vital importance in the vineyard to understand the nature of the soil in which the vines are growing, and to be able to care for it in an appropriate manner (hoeing, ploughing, spreading of organic composts etc.).
    To control yields, the property prunes the vines severely in the winter. Planting density is also an important factor (ideally it should be between 5,500 and 7,800 vines per hectare) so as to oblige the vines to develop deep roots and fully express the subtlety of the terroir.
    After manual harvests, alcoholic fermentation takes three to six months: in this way the wines gain complexity and intensity. No enzymes, additional sugar or yeast are added to the musts, and the wines are not fined. The next stage is racking: the wines are separated from the lees and gradually clarify. The wines are aged on the lees for four to eight months, which enhances their texture and gives them greater finesse. After bottling the wines are stored in a temperature-controlled cellar for several months, or even years in some cases, before being released on to the market.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

  • Service temperature12°
  • Peak -