Wijngoed Thorn - Auxerrois 2018
Wijngoed Thorn – Auxerrois 2018 (87 TSW)
The weather in the Netherlands is not at its best so we have to bring some sunshine in these dark days. To kick off the week this Dutch wine from Wijngoed Thorn. In 2001 they started growing grapes and making wine in the Limburg region; Thorn. The vineyards now cover more than 6.5 hectares and they produce the following wines: Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir Rosé, Dornfelder, Frühburgunder, Pinot Noir Barrique, Pinot Brut and Pinot Gris Late Harvest.
On January 10, 2018, the European Commission formally recognizes the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) of the "Maasvallei Limburg" wine-growing region.
As the most planted white grape variety in Limburg, this wine enjoys a solid reputation as an accompaniment to asparagus dishes.
The Auxerrois is closely related to the Pinot blanc (but not a family) and, according to DNA research, seems to have originated from a cross between the Gouais blanc and the Pinot. It is quite common in Alsace, almost as much as the Pinot Blanc. The name refers to the city of Auxerre, but you will not find any Auxerrois vines there. The breed is probably originally from the Lorraine. It is known in Germany from around 1800. He now mainly lives in Baden and Pfalz.
About the wine:
In the glass a bright yellow color.
On the medium nose aromas of yellow apple, lemon and peach with hints of flowers and hay.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with light waxy feeling and medium+ acidity. Flavours are a recall of the nose with light pepper and nuts hints. Nice persistent finish.