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Bott Frères (375ml), 2010, Riesling
White, Old World, Riesling from Alsace France
The Bott Frères family of Ribeauvillé established their domaine in 1835. They “ do not manufacture wine, they cultivates it. The greatest care is given to the grape, from ground to glass. The planting, the ploughing and the treatment are practiced in full respect of the environment. The grape harvest is undertaken manually and the output is monitored in order to produce high quality wines. Ageing takes place in century old oak casks.” We visited the Domaine in 2012 to select these wines (see here)
Fruity and characteristic nose, lively citrus fruit reaction in the mouth. Quite dry, it’s what’s expected of an Alsatian Riesling. 2010 was rated as one of the best vintages in Alsace for some time.
Last tasted by us in September 2012. This wine should not be served too cold, that is, not straight from the fridge! On opening it is slightly sweet with a hint of turpine that you would expect from a riesling. As it opens up (10 or so minutes) the wine gets drier and more lemoney. It is great with any food where a splash of lemon would enhance it.