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The domaine bottles the full complement of Alsace varieties: Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Riesling, Tokay, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris. Roughly a third of the production is supplied by the domaine's own 20 hectares of sloping, clay/limestone vineyards, with the rest sourced from local vineyards essentially rented by Beyer (these parcels are farmed under the direction of the domaine rather than functioning as contract growers). In recent years, Domaine Leon Beyer has made strides to more natural, environmentally conscious approaches in the vineyards. To our dismay, much of Alsace seems to be trending toward sweeter wines. However, Beyers' signature has always been that its wines are drier than the norm in every category, uncompromising yet eminently food friendly. Best here are the bone dry Riesling and Gewürztraminer bottlings at the Réserve level and higher.