Alsace: Léon Beyer 'Réserve Personnelle' Gewürztraminer 2021

Gewürztraminer is a classic Alsace wine 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.

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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
StyleWhite Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionAlsace
Grape Variety (Cépage)Gewurztraminer
Food & Wine MatchingBlue Cheese, Cheese, Chinese Food, Curry, Thai Food
CellarageDrink from 2023 to 2027.
VinificationHand-harvested Gewürztraminer 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 (%)13.5

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. 75% of their production is exported.


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