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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
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A bright bouquet of apple and orange blossom, followed by fresh pear, lemon, minerality and lychee on the palate.
Vineyard Notes
Glacier deposit, sandy gravelly marine over sandy gravelly morainal leading to Schist clay at 12-16’ depths. Elevation sloping from 31m to 11m above sea level. Pruning VSP (Vertical Shoot Position): Spur Pruning, single. Traditional Sustainable Farming methods. No herbicides. No pesticides. Limited irrigation is required in record high-temperature conditions in June. 2021 saw the hottest days of history in Comox hitting 38°c on June 27th, but over 40°c in the vineyard with many other sweltering days from June through August. The average sunlight was between 14 and 16 hours during the growing period with an average monthly precipitation of 3.6cm.
Winemaker Notes
10-day ferment. De-stemmed & pressed into stainless steel for 48 hours. Racked to oak for fermentation. Inoculated with EC1118. Matured in neutral Burgundy oak.

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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