A vibrant Cremant from producer Leon Beyer in Alsace, made from both Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois grapes. It is a stunning example of sparkling wine being produced in this region. The two grapes give complex fruit and floral characteristics to the wine. And there is a tiny hint of sweetness on the finish. Being a traditionally-made sparkling wine with lengthy bottle ageing on its yeast lees after secondary fermentation, it has a lovely hint of brioche aroma too. A great aperitif! 12%ABV.
The Beyer family have been winegrowers in the medieval Alsatian village of Eguisheim, in the cradle of the Alsace wine-producing region, since 1580. In 1867, Emile Beyer founded the commercial side of the business. Today the estate known as Leon Beyer is actually run by Marc Beyer, and the family have 23 hectares of wines (57 acres) but also buys grapes from other growers in the area. They have holdings in the Grand Crus of Eichberg and Pfersigberg amongst other excellent sites, and make a huge array of styles, much of which (about 75%) is exported around the world. See leonbeyer.fr for more.