Bel Lago Winery Auxerrois 2009

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A lovely wine, made from Alsacian variety Auxerrois, sur lie aged, 20% barrel fermented. Fruit flavors, with apple and lemony aromas smooth and clean on the palate with subtle hints of oak. A delicious dry white wine. Fabulous with grilled salmon.

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Bel Lago:
We first planted grapes on our family farm over twenty years ago (1987), establishing a variety testing vineyard of about one acre. We have subsequently expanded our winegrape vineyards to over 30 acres. Bel Lago wines are made from grapes grown in our family owned vineyards overlooking Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan. The Bel Lago winery sits on a beautiful site overlooking Lake Leelanau. The ... Read more
We first planted grapes on our family farm over twenty years ago (1987), establishing a variety testing vineyard of about one acre. We have subsequently expanded our winegrape vineyards to over 30 acres. Bel Lago wines are made from grapes grown in our family owned vineyards overlooking Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan. The Bel Lago winery sits on a beautiful site overlooking Lake Leelanau. The tasting room opened in 1999. We have selected varieties carefully, to match the climate and soils to produce the finest wines possible. White winegrape varieties: Pinot grigio, Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Cayuga white, Riesling, Pinot blanc, Gewurztraminer, Vignoles, Seyval Blanc, several Muscats, and selected others. Read less

Member Reviews for Bel Lago Winery Auxerrois

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4.00 5
11/17/2011

Crisp and dry. the subtle complexities Auxerrois is known for, a nice balance between fruit, floral, minerality, and sweet grass. Though this wine showed a much more rich bouquet than most Auxerrois I have had. A perfect choice to accompany sushi.


Snooth User: BVWineS
158389450
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/07/2010

Highly recommended! Winemaker, Charles Edson, Ph.D., originally "discovered this variety on a trip to Alsace, and later enjoyed the variety in Luxembourg and Canada. First planted Auxerrois over 20 Years ago. The wine ages well and should be in its prime through 2016 (if you can find some). Bel Lago was the first winery in the US to receive a label for Auxerrois. This wine is 70% stainless steel fermented with 30% fermented in neutral (7-10 year old) French oak barrels, aged sur-lie to soften and further broaden the flavor profile, without significantly compromising the fruit.


Snooth User: There4IM
54295970
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/04/2010

Similar to Alsatian Pinot Blanc. Pale straw with a touch of green in the glass. Lightly floral nose, thin body with considerable acidity. Crisp apple and citrus flavors dominate, with herbs and some minerality in the aftertaste. Slight toffee notes as it warms. Pleasant, but not very interesting.

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Snooth User: There4IM
54295970
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/29/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: BVWineS
158389450
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/05/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: BVWineS
158389450
5.00 5
Vintage: NV 06/05/2009

Five glasses



A lovely wine, made from Alsacian variety Auxerrois, sur lie aged, 20% barrel fermented. Fruit flavors, with apple and lemony aromas smooth and clean on the palate with subtle hints of oak. A delicious dry white wine. Fabulous with grilled salmon.

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