Grape Variety: 100 % Gewurztraminer
Soil: Limestone and clay
Vinification: After the press, the juice is cleaned from solid parts and then routed toward wooden casks or glace tanks where the alcoholic fermentation will take place. Fermentation is achieved by the indigenous yeasts (on the grapevine). A racking is done before the winter where wine clarifies itself naturally.
Cellar Potential: 7-10 years
Sweetness: 2.0 g/L
Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer 2015
Full-bodied and well-structured, is probably the best-known Alsace wine. Its intense bouquet displays rich aromas of fruit, flowers and spices (gewurz = spicy). Powerful and seductive.
Standing proudly side by side on a wooded crest, "three châteaux", a trio of quadrangular keeps named Weckmund, Wahlenbourg and Dagsbourg - a light, visible for miles, from Eguisheim to Husseren.
Eguisheim is a spectacular wine-producing town, arranged in concentric circles - its circular streets following the traces of three ancient lines of ramparts. The past is deeply rooted here, around the remains of a château, once the cradle of the powerful Dabo-Eguisheim family, the same line that gave birth to Bruno d'Eguisheim, elected pope in 1049 under the name Léon IV and later canonised. The city of the Counts of Eguisheim, which passed into the hands of the Bishop of Strasbourg in the 13th century, had always been at the centre of a flourishing vineyards, as several tithe-collectors' courtyards bear witness. Once the property of the Augustinians of Marbach, the Benedictines of Ebersmunster, the Cistercians of Paris and the Dominicans of Colmar, the buildings still stand today.