The Gewürztraminer grapes for this wine are hand harvested from gently sloping vineyards around the picturesque village of Eguisheim. The marly-limestone soils here and warm local climate make this location one of the best in Alsace. After a gentle pressing and light, cold settling the fermentation occurs using native yeasts; the wine is aged on the fine lees for about six months. The wine shows ripe apricot and quince jelly with delicate spicy notes.
Emile Beyer is a family estate located in the heart of the Alsace wine region. The firm of Emile Beyer is under the guidance of Christian Beyer, who represents the 14th generation of the Beyer Family of wine growers in the charming village of Eguisheim, the birthplace and very heart of Alsace wine production. Located just outside of Colmar, Eguisheim was the birthplace of viticulture in Alsace and is a village dear to the hearts of wine lovers. The region is a mosaic composed of chalky marl, sandstone and clay in varying proportions from one plot to the next. The vineyards benefit from the wealth of these diverse terroirs, which combined with the unique microclimate, enables the vine to reach its highest potential. The experience that Emile Beyer has acquired over generations enables the domaine to classify its wines by the grape varietal and also by quality, according to the location of the vines. Each different category must meet the domaine’s rigorous quality standards and expectations in order to bear the Emile Beyer label. Today both modern and traditional techniques are used to produce wines of great character and finesse.