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Mt. Boucherie Ehrenfelser 2011 (British Columbia)

Rating
87.00
Year
2011
Price
$15.99 in B.C.

Ehrenfelser was long reputed to be a German cross of riesling and silvaner dating back to 1929. Oops! According to the recent book Wine Grapes, published by Ecco, DNA evidence shows that silvaner was not part of the love story. We don't know which variety did the deed with riesling, but it matters little now. The grape, which has been in decline in Germany, landed in British Columbia in the 1960s and is now produced by several wineries there. Here it's dry, light and highly aromatic, with notes of white table grape, grapefruit zest and honey. Great for grilled pork chops or salads. Available through mtboucheriewinery.com.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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