2010 Domaine Anne & Arnaud Goisot Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre Pinot Noir "Cuvée du Manoir"

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One of our favorite values in Burgundy is back. This release, what you might call Goisot's "luxury cuvee"--still just $14.99 a bottle, folks!--is aged in oak barrels (mostly 1 to 3 years old) instead of being unoaked. This is the epitome of a bright, charming Pinot from this northerly region adjacent to Chablis (one of the northern most sites for red wine in the world). And only K&L's Direct Import program makes this fabulous price possible! (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer)

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By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/30/2013  | Send Email
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Crunchy, bright Pinot with lovely elegant tannins and fresh acidity. Mostly red fruited, cranberry, raspberry with some darker edged notes coming out on the mid-palate. Perfect accompaniment for roast chicken or Turkey. Our direct import deal makes this wine a steal at $14.99!
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By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/26/2013  | Send Email
This is just stupid cheap, delicious, cold-climate pinot noir, which means more tart fruit, more acidity, but still that haunting pinot noir elegance. After an hour in the decanter you won't believe how good this wine is for the money. The fruit is crunchy and crisp, even a slight chill might be fun from the fridge, and the acidity unwinds into something spectacular. I'm a big fan and I can see myself drinking a lot of this.

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5