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Bott Frères (375ml) 2016, Riesling Réserve Personnelle

White, Old World, Riesling from Alsace, France

Fruity and characteristic nose, lively citrus fruit reaction in the mouth; quite dry. It is excellent with any food where a splash of lemon would enhance it - we had it with red Thai prawn curry and it was great!

Why we recommend this wine
Alsace is a great place to visit; the architecture, the food and, of course, the wine. We visited the Domaine in 2012 to select our Alsace wines (see here) and again in 2017.

The wine
This wine should not be served too cold, that is, not straight from the fridge! It has a light gold colour. On opening it is lemony with a hint of turpine that you would expect from a Riesling. As it opens up (10 or so minutes) the wine gets a fuller feel in the mouth.

The wine estate
The Bott Frères family of Ribeauvillé established their domaine in 1835. They “do not manufacture wine, they cultivate it. The greatest care is given to the grape, from ground to glass. The planting, the ploughing and the treatment (of the vines) are practiced in full respect of the environment. The grape harvest is undertaken manually and the output is monitored to produce high quality wines. Ageing takes place in century old oak casks.”
www.bott-freres.fr

Food and wine
Best served with seafood; raw, grilled or smoked. Refer also to our food and wine pairing guide, click here

Did you know?
The characteristic nose of (especially, aged) Riesling from Alsace and Germany is the hint of turpine.

  • Cutlivar

    Other white

  • Dry / Sweet

    Dry

  • Oaked

    No oak

  • Organic

    Organic

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Alcohol ABV

    12.5%

£10.95

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Excellent Riesling
Re the 2013, bought a few weeks ago: a really good example. Dry, clean. went especially well with some smoked salmon & cream cheese blinis, but also lovely on its own, Recommended.
From: dajmontague@yahoo.co.uk | Date: 2/14/2016 3:49 PM
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