Alsace: Léon Beyer 'Réserve Personnelle' Pinot Gris 2019

Pinot Gris is another 'aromatic' grape variety for which Alsace is rightly revered. This full-bodied wine from top producer Léon Beyer exhibits pear aromas and deft, smoky flavours.

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Tasting Notes

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 Alsace wine should be served cool, but not frozen (around 10 degrees C.), and goes well with fish in sauce or white meats.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionAlsace
Grape Variety (Cépage)Pinot Gris
Food & Wine MatchingChicken and Turkey, White Fish
CellarageDrink 2021 to 2023.
VinificationHand-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

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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