Domaine Bott-Geyl, Alsace


Jean Christophe Bott

Biodynamic Wines with True Greatness

Jean-Christophe Bott’s commitment to purity, concentration and varietal character has gathered the world’s attention on this tiny Domaine in Beblenheim, which lies in the heart of the Alsace region. Bott-Geyl began in 1947 but has reached true greatness under Jean-Christophe’s watch after his experiences with wine producers in Germany, France, and the New World. The domaine owns a total of 13 hectares of vines, including some parcels in the Grand Cru sites of Sonnenglanz, Schoenenbourg, Mandelberg, and Fürstentum. Jean-Christophe strives to balance the region’s tendency towards overwhelming sugar levels and over-the-top concentration with wines that marry delineated terroir and bright, clean fruit. The domaine subscribes to biodynamic farming techniques on vines average 30 years of age, adopting plowing, vegetation control, and zero use of chemical products.

“From low-yielding vines Bott-Geyl is producing deep, clear, fruity and vivacious wines full of elegance, mineral expression and aging potential. In the naturally cool cellar – which goes over several floors deep into the earth – they are produced on the highest technical level, although the vinification is most natural or minimalistic. This said, there is no reason to fear something like natural or orange wines here.” - Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate, Sept. 2015