Wine Leon Beyer, Pinot Gris Reserve, Alsace AOC, 2009
Wine gentle light straw color.
The wine has a rich, round, rich flavor with well balanced acidity, smooth texture and long finish.
Complex, mellow flavor of the wine is filled with forest and smoky notes, hints of spice and honey.
The wine should be drunk chilled in conjunction with fish and spicy dishes, vegetables and white meat dishes.
Excellent vintage Pinot Gris Reserve, in 2009 continued the series of great wines, begun two years earlier. High-quality, elegant Pinot Gris Reserve has a wonderful combination of "price-quality" and worthy of potential storage for 10-15 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 to 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 - famous English wine critic - speak positively of wines Leon Beyer: "Most wine 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."