Leon Beyer Gewürztraminer Comtes de Eguisheim 2008

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41.00 €
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White wine (100% Gewürztraminer)
Leon Beyer
A.O.C. Alsace
Year: 2008

 Selectus Wines tasting panel
 11th February 2014

Leon Beyer is one of the oldest wineries in France, boasting fourteen successive generations of winemakers since 1580.  Located in the heart of Alsace, in the beautiful village of Eguisheim, at the foot of its three castles, it is the owner of some very prestigious vineyards.

In its extensive cellars, including one dug into the hillside under its vineyards, the wines are produced and cared for in optimum conditions and to the highest standards of vinification and ageing.

Leon Beyer's best wines, from the best vintages, come into their own after 20 years in bottle.


Golden yellow. Bright, with glycerine depth.


Intense and spicy. Very pronounced aromas of peaches, yellow plums and lychees accompanied by notes of white chocolate and pepper. Subtle touches of white flowers.


Dense and powerful, with a great concentration of flavours and extremely well balanced. Really big finish.


This white Gewurztraminer single varietal is considered one of the great dry wines from Alsace.  It is made only in the best years and only with grapes from the Grand Cru vineyards of Eichberg and Pfersigberg, rich in decomposed fossils and possessing a distinct warm, dry microclimate.

This 2008 is in its adolescence phase and will reach full maturity after a few more years. However, this specimen with its bright, sensual and spicy personality will already satisfy experts and lovers of this grape variety.

Recommended with Munster cheese.