The finest of these vineyards express the notion of vins de terroirs even more clearly than the Lieux-dits, and the character of grape variety makes way for the eloquence of the terroir. Our forbears had identified and named these vineyards that have a specific character and quality year after year. Most of the vineyards were named by the medieval monks and their superiors.

With a vine of over 80-years old, Sporen is the last Grand-Cru to join Bott-Geyl’s family in 2012.
The area of the vineyard is 23.70 hectares at an altitude of around 275 metres. This natural circle faces South/South-East and is protected from the period of drought during years with low rainfall. The soil is made of lias clay-marl decalcified on the surface which is propitious for Riesling and Gewurztraminer and gives complex wines with intensity and elegance.

Designation: Alsace Grand Cru Contrôlée
Origin : Villages of Riquewihr
Ageing potential: 15 to 25 years - it is best to wait for at least 3 or 4 years after bottling
It must be decanted.