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Alsace: Léon Beyer 'Réserve Personnelle' Gewürztraminer 2017

Gewürztraminer is a classic Alsatian variety that polarises opinion, but this is a very fine example of the genre - spice, lychee, ginger, orange flavours. It makes a great match with the local Munster cheese or spicy food.
Bottle
£17.75
Bottle (Case)
£213.00
Tasting Notes
Gewürztraminer is probably the best-known Alsace wine, and this one from Léon Beyer is full-bodied and well-structured. Its intense bouquet displays rich aromas of fruit, flowers and spices (gewurz = spicy). Powerful and seductive, sometimes slightly sweet, it can often age well. Serve cool (10 degrees C.), as an aperitif or with any rich cuisine, such as strong or blue cheese. It is superb with spicy cuisine like Chinese, Thai, Indian and Japanese.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Alsace
Grape Variety (Cépage) Gewurztraminer
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Drink 2019-2023.
Vinification Hand-harvested grapes are pressed and allowed to ferment with indigenous yeasts in large oak barrels. Racking takes place prior to winter and the wine is bottled in the Spring, then cellared until the optimum release date.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 14
Producer

Léon Beyer

Situated just outside the impressive medieval town of Eguisheim, the Beyer family have produced wine in these parts since 1580. The firm was formally founded in 1870 by Emile Beyer who was succeeded by a son and grandson, both named Léon Beyer and both mayors of Eguisheim in their day.

With significant Grand Cru vine-holdings in the communes of Eichberg and Pfersigberg and 23 hectares in total, this domaine has always championed impressive, dry wines that complement the famous gastronomy of the region. These days this important Alsatian house is ably run by Léon II's charismatic son Marc and grandson Yann. 75% of their production is exported.

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