Dry with round mouthfeel and ripe orchard fruit aromas. Auxerrois was once underappreciated but is now enjoying a resurgence of popularity in BC.
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BCVQA Cowichan Valley Sub-GI
October 4, 2021
Fermented and aged for 8 months in neutral French oak
Ripe melon and windfall yellow apples fill the bouquet on the nose. On the palate this wine is dry with medium body supported by soft acidity and notes of cantaloupe, lilies and yellow apple.
Zanatta was the first vineyard planted on Vancouver Island. The Auxerrois used for this wine was planted in the early 1990's and has become one of our favorite small production wines. The soils of Zanatta are a free draining sorted glacial till, meaning they don't hold water so the roots go deep, combine this with a terrific South facing gentle slope and it makes for very interesting wine.
With only a few barrels made, this is one of our smallest SKUs. This is a wine where our winemaking team feel uninhibited to create a wine outside of Unsworth's usual style. This particular wine underwent fermentation with solely ambient yeasts and was only treated with sulphur from that point on.
Food Pairing Notes
Auxerrois shows a little softer around the edges compared with most whites from Vancouver Island, it is fantastic with oily fish like mackerel, and smoked stugeron. If you like Chèvre or Fontina, you are in luck with this choice!