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Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:07 pm


Helsinki, Finland

WTN: An Auxerrois from Luxembourg

by Otto » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:48 pm

Bernard-Massard Auxerrois Ahn Göllebour Grand Premier Cru 2007 AC Moselle Luxembourgeoise

A nice article by Tom Cannavan on Luxembourgeois wines, with a short profile on and a tasting of wines from Bernard-Massard, can be found here.

11,49€; 12,5% abv; 8g/l RS; 5,8g/l acidity; plastic closure.

A very light, watery colour. The grape is reputed to be very neutral and rather boring. I found this wine to have some interest, though certainly not that of, say, Riesling. It is a mineral, clean and bright scent of white fruit and citrus. Moderately light, with a charming fruitiness supported by a mineral core and enough acidity to keep it tasting dry. Balanced and fun and it manages (though only just) to transcend being a neutral quaff.
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