Auxerrois, Manbach
Staff Pick
Organic

Auxerrois, Manbach - 2018

Item # 27692 750mL
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$18.96 $14.96 / Single Bottle
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$227.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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12.00%
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Organic

Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Pretty aromas of spring flowers rise effusively from this dry white wine. Auxerrois is extremely close to Pinot Blanc, and presents a typically Alsatian suppleness. Fresh, mineraled acidity sweeps the palate, setting off notes of light white peach, early-season apricots, and yellow plums. An ideal companion for braised chicken legs and soft cheeses.


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Staff Pick Notes

When a friend asked me to run an informal wine tasting event at a birthday party, I asked around for a less expensive, very aromatic Alsatian white that would be indicative of the highly aromatic, floral wines typical to the region. This Auxerrois was the unanimous choice, and it did not disappoint. Auxerrois is a fairly obscure white grape native to Alsace, a cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc (making it Chardonnay's full sibling). Usually blended in with Pinot Blanc, it's rare to see a varietal bottling, but this funny grape makes fantastic wines. Fully dry fermented but very aromatic, this wine from Manbach is full of notes of waxy pear, honeysuckle, white blossoms, and chalky mineral. Perfect as an afternoon quaffing bottle, or as a pairing for artichoke pizza.

- DD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Alsace

Located on the eastern border of France, on the west bank of the Upper Rhine, adjacent to Germany and Switzerland, Alsace represents the intersection of two wholly different wine cultures that have given birth to a third. Once part of the Holy Roman Empire, Alsace was gradually put under French sovereignty during the 17th Century and eventually made one of the provinces of France. Yet, as...

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