Domaine Bott-Geyl, Alsace

Natural and Minimalist Alsace Wine Producer

Alsace wine producer Domaine Bott Geyl has been managed by Jean-Christophe Bott since 1993. He converted the vineyards to be organic in 2000 and then biodynamic in 2002.

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.

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, he has the good fortune to tend 15 hectares of vines including 6 Grands Crus and 4 Lieux-dits. He strives to bring out the natural qualities and the uniqueness of each of his terroirs and to conduct the vinification in such a way that this uniqueness is imbedded in his 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 parcels spread out over 7 communes from Ribeauvillé to Kientzheim in the heart of the region named the “the Pearls of Vignoble”.

These wines from entry level ‘Les Elements’ to Grand Cru are outstanding and amoungst the best in all of Alsace.