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Pinot Auxerrois

Pinot Auxerrois
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Wine Specs
Pinot Auxerrois
British Columbia
Vineyard Designation
40 Knots Estate
Harvest Date
September 18, 2019
7.32 T.A.
Neutral Burgundy Oak
Bottling Date
March 9, 2020
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This rare Alsatian varietal is exceptionally suited to our island terrior. Light oak aging adds body and texture to a rich profile of poached pear, lemon and pineapple. Enjoy today or cellar for a special treat. Naturally vegan friendly and gluten free.
90 - John Schreiner - March 2020 - 40 Knots Auxerrois 2018 ($24.90 for 163 cases). Auxerrois is an Alsace white variety that was embraced by the early estate wineries, but less so by consumers – for no good reason that I can discern. Layne takes the variety seriously: this wine was fermented in French oak and aged in barrel and on the lees for seven months. The wine has a slight blush. Oak notes are barely perceptible. The wine has aromas and flavours of apple and cantaloupe. It also had good weight on the palate, with a dry finish. 90
Vineyard Notes
Terroir - Salish Sea: Soils consisting of sandy gravelly marine over sandy gravelly morainal leading to schistic clay at 12-16' depths. Elevation sloping 3° seaward. Hot to moderate day temp, cooling at night from the ocean breeze. Very mild winters, seldom reaching below 0°C. Farming: VSP (Vertical Shoot Position)/cane pruning (single and double cane). Sustainable farming methods, no synthetics and minimum organic certified products used.
Production Notes
Free run whole cluster press into burgundy oak. Fermented and held in oak to dry. Once a month barrels rolled on lees until March 2018. balance, balance, balance. 8 months aged.
Winemaker Notes
Grapes: Pinot Auxerrois - Clone 56 - Haut-Rhin
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with crab cakes or creamy pasta

Product Reviews

Mike Keohane's Gravatar
Mike Keohane
(Nov 28, 2019 at 11:08 AM)
As a wine club member of 40 Knots, we have enjoyed each bottle delivered to us, however, on a recent trip to France, we gained an even bigger appreciation for the 40 Knots wines. 40 Knot's Auxerrois being one of our favorites, we wanted to taste the Auxerrois made in Strasbourg and compare. I have to say, that by the second bottle, we knew we were in good company with 40 Knot's Auxerrois. 40 Knot's Auxerrois has so much more structure and is much more complex than any we tasted in France. In my opinion, no need to import when you have some of the best wines right here on Vancouver Island.

Jessie's Gravatar
(Nov 12, 2020 at 1:58 PM)
Can I rate this a 10, I think 5 is too low, I just love this wine so much! So, so good with creamy dishes!

Gwen's Gravatar
(Mar 21, 2023 at 10:36 AM)
This one is really a winner! Unique and complex describes it well. In enjoyed it with fine cheese appies, prawns, and creamy pasta.

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