Seller: rarewinemerchant (122) 100%, Location: Artarmon, Ships to: AU, Item: 142180939049 HOTLINE: 0409 121 151 Bott Geyl Riesling Les Elements 2013 Bott Geyl Riesling Les Elements 2013 Bott-Geyl Riesling Les Elements 2013 Vivid straw. Perfumed lime and orange aromas are complemented by mineral and jasmine notes. Bright and juicy on the palate, with elements of ginger, peach and tangerine shining on the persistent finish. Made with grapes grown around Riquewihr, Zellenberg and Ribeauvillé, on mainly clay, sand and sandstone soils. This wine improves greatly with aeration. I also found it has much more weight and concentration than usual, so I wasn’t surprised when Bott told me that he declassified the Mandelberg grand cru into this wine in 2013. 90 Points Ian DAgata Vinous Jean-Christophe Bott is heir to the family tradition dating back to 1795, when his ancestor, Jean-Martin Geyl tended his vines and made his wine. Jean-Christophe Bott has been responsible for Domaine Bott-Geyl since 1993 and he converted the vineyards to be organic in 2000 and then biodynamic in 2002. In the vineyards he concentrates on low yields and in the cellars he oversees the vinification in the most natural and minimalist manner. The whole art is to bring together tradition and modernity, to perpetuate the vignoble for posterity and to protect its ecology. Today, we have the good fortune to tend 15 hectares of vines including 6 Grands Crus and 4 Lieux-dits. We strive to bring out the natural qualities and the uniqueness of each of our terroirs and to conduct the vinification in such a way that this uniqueness is imbedded in our wines. This search for the authentic does not follow fashion: Jean-Christophe Bott has drawn directly from the riches of viticulture in the past, from omnipresent Nature and from his experiences at wine producers in France, in Germany and in the New World. It is his way of bringing together the history of the men and the women of the Bott family of Ribeauvillé and the Geyl family of Béblenheim, who trod the ground of the chai and of the vineyards over the generations. The Domaine consists of 80 parcelles spread out over 7 communes from Ribeauvillé to Kientzheim in the heart of the region named the “the Pearls of Vignoble”. Name: Controlled Alsace Grape variety: 100% riesling Original: Municipalities of Riquewihr / Zellenberg / Ribeauvillé Geology: Clayey-silty-Sandy Age of the vines: 15-40 years Care brought to the vineyard: maintenance of the vineyard is done in the strictest respect for the living (plant and soil) plowing, sweeps and regular hoeing for maintenance of soil and contribution of compost, organic materials and application of compounds (CBMT and 500 p) to increase the vitality of the soil. No insecticide, fungicide, acaricide synthesis, nor weed killer is used only of sulphur and copper and the application of biodynamic compounds (501), teas (nettle, horsetail, Chamomile, etc..) to preserve and stimulate the natural defences of the vine. Area of the vineyard: 2.35 ha Planting density: 5500 feet/ha Production: 16800 bottles 1400 cases Harvest date : 16/17 and 18/10/2012 Winemaking: Manual harvesting in boxes of 40 Kg with sorting, pressing in whole of 8 grape hours, static decantation of the juice for 12 hours, alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature with indigenous yeasts for 5 months, matured on fine Lees until early September then the wine undergoes a fine filtration before being put into bottles. The wine undergoes no Yeasting, collage, chaptalisation, acidification or enzymage Date of release : 12/09/2013 (day sheet) Residual sugar: 4 g/l (index of sweetness 2/9) Total acidity: (expressed in tartaric acid) 5.9 g/l Degree alcohol : 12.15% vol. Optimum of tasting: 2018-2025 Characteristics of the wine : Fine notes of flowers and citrus fruits, the mouth is elegant and slender. Gourmet agreements: Crustaceans, shellfish, sauerkraut, Japanese tempura, tripe Service: Between 8 and 9 ° C at best before the service in order to best express the potential of wine Shipping Shipping: Freight - RareWines is able to deliver to the majority of Australian suburbs using various courier companies as well as Australia Post. All packages dispatched are insured to their full purchase price and will be either replaced or the purchase price refunded in the event of loss or damage in transit. - Items purchased will only be dispatched to the registered address as it appears on Ebay. If you would like to alter the delivery address, please put this in writing immediately after payment has been made to ensure an easy and smooth transaction. - Pickup is not available from the RareWines warehouse due to liquor licensing laws. 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