Bott Geyl Alsace 2016
A rich, aromatic, well-balanced white made up of 40% Pinot Blanc, 40% Pinot Auxerrois, 10% Pinot Gris and 10% Pinot Noir. That last, a red grape of course, is used in the traditional “blanc de noirs” (“white from blacks”) method in which the colour-carrying grape skins are removed from the fermenting wine before any tinge of red appears. The fruit comes from 2.5 hectares of vineyards with vines ranging from 20-25 years of age in Béblenheim and Zellenberg.
“Soft citrus notes appear first. The palate follows with gentle but focused mandarin peel and a bright, luminous core of citrus freshness and weightlessness. Nonetheless, this wine offers a depth of citrus fruit with clear focus and precision. This is lovely, pure and lasting. 91 Points.” (Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, August 2016)
75cl / 13%