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2011 Domaine Leon Beyer Riesling

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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 Riesling

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

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , September 2012

(only 1.7 g/l residual sugar; 7.8 g/l total acidity):  Pale green.  Penetrating, perfumed aromas and flavors of lime, quince, minerals and jasmine.  Excellent entry-level riesling:  bright, fresh and nicely persistent.  The grapes come from the areas around Mittelwihr and Hunawihr. 

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