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Wine of the Week #1545: 2010 Ernest Burn Pinot Gris Grand Cru Goldert

Ernest Burn Pinot Gris Grand Cru Goldert

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Why We Love It:

Across the John Hanna & Sons portfolio of wine and spirits producers you will see a strong emphasis on family businesses with extensive histories – and there are few places where these ideals of family and history are more central than Domaine Ernest Burn. The Burn family has been producing wines for more than 400 years with Ernest playing a chief role in rebuilding some of the most celebrated sites of Alsace in the years after World Ward I. Having replanted vineyards and rebuilt the walls surrounding the iconic Clos St Imer vineyard by hand, the Burn family today produces a sought after collection of authentic, natural and delicious Alsace wines.

Food Pairings:

Peach, Goat Cheese & Rosemary Tart Tatin – RECIPE

Slow Roasted Pork Belly in Vindaloo Sauce – RECIPE

Milk-Poached Chicken w/ Tarragon & Peas – RECIPE

Price:

BOTTLE: $39

CASE: $334

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Technical Specs:

ALCOHOL: 12%

BOTTLE: 750mL

Case Pack: 6 x 750mL

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris

CLOSURE: Natural Cork

CELLAR POTENTIAL: Drink now to 2025

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 12°C to 13°C

[ Tasting Notes ]

“Golden yellow with amber highlights. Very intense dried apricot and canned peach aromas are intensified by spicy botrytis. Creamy on entry, then sweet and suave in the middle, showing precise flavors of orange oil, poached pear, cinnamon apple pie and vanilla bean. Looks, smells and tastes like a sweet wine (it does have 60 g/l residual sugar) but the almost mind-numbing acidity here keeps this wine vibrant on the suave, rich, very long finish, which tastes drier than I would have expected from the numbers. About 50% of the grapes were hit by noble rot at the time of harvest.”

95/100 Points

Ian D’Agata / Vinous.com

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Pulling corks and pushing cases as a third generation wine importer in Ontario, Canada selling fine wines and spirits produced by families - not factories. Get the full story at winetrader.ca

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