Bott-Geyl is a family-run winery from the commune of Beblenheim in the region of Alsace, north-eastern France.
Looking at a map you can see how this area would have been so steeply influenced by the Germans during the war-torn 20th Century - namely, the planting of riesling grapes.
It is here in the rain-shadow of the Vosges Mountains that riesling finds optimum ripeness during harvest, while also retaining shimmering acidity levels due to a high diurnal shift in temperature and the mosaic of uniquely abundant and diverse soils they are rooted in.
Put riesling in the hands of a genius winemaker like Jean-Christophe on a biodynamic property, and you are half way to understanding the wines of Bott-Geyl.
Ripping acidity, heaps of wet-limestone minerality, and generous, fleshly tree fruit to bulk out these incredible, age-able white wines.