The family domaine and the philosophy of the vigneron
Bott is heir to the family tradition dating back to 1795, when his ancestor,
Jean-Martin Geyl tended his vines and made his wine. Jean-Christophe
Bott has been responsible for Domaine Bott-Geyl since 1993 and he converted
the vineyards to be organic in 2000 and then biodynamic in 2002. 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.
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.
Domaine consists of 75 parcelles spread out over 7 communes from Ribeauvillé
to Kientzheim in the heart of the region named the “the Pearls
harvest early 1900