Alsace: Léon Beyer 'Réserve Personnelle' Riesling 2019
The Beyer family have been winemakers in the historic region of Alsace for over 400 years. Unsurprisingly given that heritage, they have honed their skills and produce high-class Alsatian varieties, among which this Riesling shines brightly.
This Alsace Riesling 'Réserve Personnelle' from Léon Beyer is a clean, refined, delicately fruity dry wine, with an elegant lemon-scented bouquet of mineral and floral notes and a long, persistent finish. It is ideally suited to asiatic cuisine, or with shellfish and other seafood.
It should be served cool but not over-chilled, at around 10 degrees C.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Riesling|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, Chinese Food, Seafood, Thai Food, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink 2020 to 2027.|
|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 (%)||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 and grandson Yann. 75% of their production is exported.
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Alsace: Léon Beyer 'Réserve Personnelle' Riesling - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review
Grant Berry reviews the Alsace: Léon Beyer 'Réserve Personnelle' Riesling - a food-friendly dry Riesling wine, with a floral note with a touch of minerality on the nose, and a hint of lime and grapefruit on the palate. Ideal with creamy fish dishes or Quiche Lorraine, it can be drunk fresh now, or allow to age for five or more years to develop further flavours.Yapp Brothers Videos