Wine Leon Beyer, Pinot Gris, Alsace AOC, 2012
Wine golden straw color.
The wine shows a rich, full-bodied taste with well-balanced acidity and a long finish.
Complex, slightly smoky aroma of the wine is filled with hints of underbrush.
The wine is recommended as an aperitif, served with white meat and fish.
Wine Pinot Gris from the company Leon Beyer is made from the same grapes that grow on clay-limestone soil of vineyards in Eguisheim, Alsace. Leon Beyer is known for producing classic dry wines of Alsace - fresh and fruity, the body and the density of which reflect the type of grape, the soil and the location of vineyards.
Rich, rich, lush and rounded wine Pinot Gris has a well-balanced acidity and a long finish with a complex aroma and slightly smoky forest notes. Vinification is carried out the traditional method, the potential for wine storage is 6-7 years.
Beyer Family produces wines from 1580, the region Eguisheim - the cradle of the Alsatian wine when Emile Beyer founded the "House of Alsace wines" (Maison de Vin d'Alsace), later renamed "Leon Beyer" (Leon Beyer). Today the company operates a representative of the 13th generation of the family - Mark Beyer. Beyer company pays great attention to product quality. In the production of wines using grapes grown on their own sites, as well as grapes purchased from neighboring farms.
The range of wines Leon Beyer offers the diversity of Alsatian wines: it presents traditional Alsatian varieties, ranging from Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner and ending with the prestigious Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. Juicy sweet dessert or elegant dry wines - is the result of a skilful combination of modern production technologies and proven wine traditions. Hugh Johnson - the famous English wine critic - speak positively about the wines Leon Beyer: "Most of the wines of the company - courageous, powerful, compact, solid and dry and, I think, perfectly embodying traditional Alsatian style."
Leon Beyer wines - a perfect example of "gastronomic" wines. About 75% of the company's high-quality fine wines are exported. Leon Beyer wines can be found in the wine lists of the best restaurants in the world and the finest tables. In "The World Wine Encyclopedia Sotheby" (Sotheby's World Wine Encyclopedia) says: "Great house Leon Beyer is known for its very dry wines made not to win a medal, but in order to perfect accompaniment to your meal."