(2021) Bott-Geyl farms organically and this Riesling is organic- and biodynamic-certified. Aromatically it has a touch of kerosene and beeswax, distinctively Riesling, with some floral notes and the crunch of juicy apples. In the mouth, is it just off-dry? Certainly the finish is dry and balanced, but there is a sweetness to the fruit on the mid-palate certainly, with a free-flowing clear fruit profile that gives way to a pithy citrus edge in the finish.
(2021) One of the 'problems' people often cite with Alsace wines is that they do not know from the label whether the wine will be bone-dry or distinctly off-dry. Some producers have adopted numbering systems to indicate this, but still a wine like this, a Grand Cru, with a full 13.5% alcohol, I expected to be dry when in fact it is more like medium-sweet - a potential partner for light desserts as well as Chinese food and some creamier cheeses. It has Gewurz fragrance of rose petals and Nivea cream, and a oily, unctuous palate where ripe and sweet tropical fruit, plenty of sugar and spice, is met by acidity in the finish, to balance but not dry the final impression.
(2017) Very fine nose, fine Gewurztraminer character, spicy and smoky, lots of residual sugar to give a delicate but exotic fruitiness that has intensity and yet filigree lacy acid framework. 17g/l makes it off-dry and a great match for Thai food or very ripe tomatoes with good olive oil, or simple pizza.