Beyer makes a habit of holding back old vintages of SGN wines, selling them in half bottles. Even for this producer, a believer in dry Alsace wines, the sweetness of this SGN style is impossible to avoid. But the sweetness is tempered by toasty, mature fruit that shows elegance as much as richness, great acidity and botrytis. Imported by Martine's Wines.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.