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2011 Domaine Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer Reserve
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Leon Beyer

The Beyer family has been making wine in Eguisheim since the sixteenth century, although the domain wasn't established until 1867. Today, Beyer bottles the full complement of Alsace varieties: Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Riesling, Tokay, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris.

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2011 Domaine Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer Reserve

Producer: Domaine Leon Beyer
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Gewurztraminer
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September 2012

Bright yellow.  Pungent aromas of spicy orange jam, smoke and white flowers.  Classically dry in the mouth (3.8 g/l residual sugar), offering flavors of mirabelle, tangerine, and menthol.  The lively acidity (5.8 g/l) running through the wine gives the finish a bright quality.

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Gewurztraminer

One of the wine world's love-it-or-hate-it grapes, Gew├╝rztraminer is for many wine lovers the signature variety of Alsace. Its highly perfumed aromas of rose petal, smoked meat, lychee, grapefruit, and spices are immediate and captivating, although some examples lack refinement and seem a bit blowzy owing to low acidity and high alcohol. Gew├╝rztraminer is...
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