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Domain: Bott-Geyl

Inspired by the majesty of the Alsace region’s fine wine and grands crus, Jean-Christophe Bott seeks to magnify the terroirs he cares for through biodynamic agriculture. The varietals he cultivates draw all their nobility from this soil to produce precise and authentic wine.

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 15 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.

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Bott-Geyl

Bott-Geyl
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Gewurztraminer  Sonnenglanz Sélection de Grains Nobles

Gewurztraminer Sonnenglanz Sélection de Grains Nobles - Gewurztraminer (White)

100% Gewurztraminer

The result of laborious and meticulous winegrowing, this meditation wine can be left to age for decades in the cellar. It pairs remarkably well with meat cooked with fruit or blue-veined cheese. It should be aged for several years in the cellar.

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Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sonnenglanz Vendanges Tardives

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sonnenglanz Vendanges Tardives - Pinot Gris (Sweet)

100% Pinot Gris

A syrupy wine, remaining sophisticated nevertheless. This silken number pairs perfectly with foie gras or sweetbreads.

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Riesling  Schoenenbourg

Riesling Schoenenbourg - Riesling (White)

100% Riesling

Schoenenbourg is without a doubt one of the most beautiful Riesling terroirs in the Alsace. Those who appreciate the uprightness and exceptional nature of this grape variety will relish this wine!

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Pinot Gris Sonnenglanz - Pinot Gris (White)

100% Pinot Gris

A full-bodied, generous and especially fine wine. It is a pure delight served alongside a creamy, chicken dish.

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Riesling  Sporen Très Vieilles Vignes

Riesling Sporen Très Vieilles Vignes - Riesling (White)

100% Riesling

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.

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Gewurztraminer Furstentum

Gewurztraminer Furstentum - Gewurztraminer Furstentum (Sweet)

100% Gewurztraminer

Enjoy this subtle, delicious Gewurztraminer Grand Cru after a few years of aging with sweet and salty dishes or spicy foods.

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Riesling Mandelberg - Riesling (White)

100% Riesling

One of the domain's six grands crus, characterised by its suppleness and its silky notes.

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Gewurztraminer Sonnenglanz - Gewurztraminer (White)

100% Gewurztraminer

A suave, tasty wine from a terroir propitious to noble rot.

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Gewurztraminer  Sonnenglanz Vendanges Tardives

Gewurztraminer Sonnenglanz Vendanges Tardives - Gewurztraminer (Sweet)

100% Gewurztraminer

This is an exceptional wine, a symbol of human patience and the result of a truly unique climate. It is concentrated, complex and intense, marrying delightfully well with regional specialities such as the cumin-rind Munster cheese.

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Riesling  Kronenbourg Vendanges Tardives

Riesling Kronenbourg Vendanges Tardives - Riesling (Sweet)

100% Riesling

A wine produced from late-harvested grapes; intense and perfumed allowing for original and tasty food and wine pairings.

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Riesling  Schlossberg

Riesling Schlossberg - Riesling (White)

100% Riesling

Produced by the domain at the top of Alsace hierarchy, the Schlossberg Grand Cru is a deep and distinguished wine and very popular with fans of high-end Rieslings. Age for 5 to 10 years.

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Gewurztraminer Clos des 3 chemins Vieilles Vignes - Gewurztraminer (White)

100% Gewurztraminer

This is a superb biodynamic wine, coming from one the great Gewürztraminer terroirs. It had a lot of elegance and is perfectly balanced.

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Riesling Kronenbourg Bott-Geyl (Domaine)

Riesling Kronenbourg Bott-Geyl (Domaine) - Riesling (White)

100% Riesling

A distinguished, elegant Riesling which can be kept for at least 15 years in the cellar. This is a real gastronomic wine which pairs especially well with coconut-based exotic dishes.

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Pinot Noir  Galets Oligocène

Pinot Noir Galets Oligocène - Pinot Noir (Red)

100% Pinot noir

A Pinot Noir typical of Alsace red wines. Fruity and very supple, with delicious aromas of red fruit and toasted, sweet spice notes. Perfect with terrines or cold meats.

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Pinot Gris Les Eléments Bott-Geyl (Domaine)

Pinot Gris Les Eléments Bott-Geyl (Domaine) - Pinot Gris (White)

100% Pinot Gris

This Pinot Gris has a refined nose with smoky aromas of tobacco and candied fruit; the palate is full and balanced and sets off with a pleasant fresh edge. Perfect with white meats.

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Riesling  Les Eléments

Riesling Les Eléments - Riesling (White)

100% Riesling

This is a delectable introduction to the wines from one of our team’s favourite domaines, offering an irresistible quality-pleasure-price ratio!

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Riesling  Grafenreben

Riesling Grafenreben - Riesling (White)

100% Riesling

A great Riesling with a medium dry balance, full-bodied and sophisticated on the palate. To be either drunk young or after 5-10 years in the cellar.

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Riesling Lieu-dit Burgreben de Zellenberg Bott-Geyl (Domaine)

Riesling Lieu-dit Burgreben de Zellenberg Bott-Geyl (Domaine) - Riesling (White)

100% Riesling

A superb and very sweet Riesling with a beautifully mouth-watering, bitter finish. Ideal with fish.

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What the guides say...

  • La Revue du vin de France
Jean-Christophe Bott is a perfectionist and one of the finest vintners in Alsace. He is committed to rigorous work in the winery and the vines, which are treated biodynamically. […] These wines are ample and silky with a masterful richness.
RVF
  • Bettane & Desseauve
Jean-Christophe Bott cultivates a vast array of parcels that cover several types of soil and grand cru, allowing him to craft a broad range of wines that are put on the market after a gap of a few years.
B+d

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