Wine Leon Beyer, Riesling "Cuvee des Comtes d'Eguisheim", 2004
Wine of a beautiful golden color.
The taste of wine is very concentrated, dense, full-bodied, classic Riesling, with wonderful exciting balance between sweetness and acidity, hints of lime and mint.
Fresh aroma of the wine reveals notes of lemon, pear and minerals, as well as the nuances of exotic fruits.
The wine goes well with seafood, shellfish and fish dishes
The 2004 season was pleased Alsatian wine good harvest. In July, the planters economy "Leon Beyer" held "green fee", thus ensuring proper harvest in the fall. Despite the heavy rains in August, in September, returned favorable weather. The temperate climate of the season to guarantee the full maturation of the vines and the preservation of grapes in perfect health condition. Thus, a successful harvest in 2004 was able to boast both the quality and quantity. Grapes were marked excellent maturity and stable acidity. Wine from it turned out well-balanced and aromatic saturated.
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 - 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."