Alsace: Léon Beyer 'Réserve Personnelle' Pinot Blanc 2019
This is a full-bodied aromatic Alsace Pinot Blanc, from one of the region's top producers. It is a fleshy wine, with notes of apple, perfect with spicy cuisine.
This Pinot Blanc from Léon Beyer is a classic dry Alsace wine - fresh and fruity, elegant with a hint of spice, well-rounded yet delicate. A balanced wine, serve cool but not over-chilled - around 12 degrees C.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Pinot Blanc|
|Food & Wine Matching||White Fish|
|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. A small amount (2g/l) of residual sugar.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12.5|
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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