75cl * 12.0% ABV * Alsace, France
Poor, unfortunate Riesling. It must be the most misunderstood grape in the world. Yet the joy of Riesling made in Alsace is its consistency: it's practically always bone dry and rather racy and mineral in style. Bott-Geyl's textbook example has a crystalline background of tart citrus fruit and verdant floral notes and is a salutory reminder why this is often the wine merchant's favourite variety. Drink to 2028+.