Alsace: Léon Beyer 'Réserve Personnelle' Pinot Gris 2017
Another 'aromatic' variety for which Alsace is rightly revered, this full-bodied Pinot Gris exhibits pear aromas and deft, smoky flavours.
Pinot Gris develops a characteristic roundness and opulence. Rich, full-bodied with a well balanced acidity and a long finish, its complex aroma is reminiscent of woodland and is sometimes slightly smoky. This wine should be served cool, but not frozen (around 10 degrees C.), and goes well with fish in sauce or white meats.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Pinot Gris|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, 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.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
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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