Auxerrois

Pinot Auxerrois (aka. Auxerrois Blanc)

Auxerrois' tendency towards low acidity makes it suitable to cooler climates, such as England, Ontario's Niagara Peninsula, and in British Columbia where it is grown with some success. A descendant of a Pinot Noir and a Gouais Blanc cross, it is relegated to the higher Haut-Rhin vineyards in Alsace, where it is most often blended into that region’s bulk wine, ‘Edelzwicker’. It is also grown in the northeast Moselle region of Germany. Wine made from Auxerrois tends to be dry, with a musky aroma and some floral and citrus character.


Auxerrois is an international name of intrigue. You are obscure, even in your Alsatian home, where you seek a secret refuge under the roof of ‘Edelzwicker’. With the trouble you’ve had in establishing your own identity in the Old World, one wonders why celebrities like Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Malbec would ever wish to borrow your name as an alias. Perhaps the cool environs of North America will give you a fresh start in a Read more »

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  • Situated as far north as Pinot Noir is cultivated in Bourgogne, Irancy is a ... value. Situated in the Grand Auxerrois region, Irancy lies on the right bank of the Yonne river, a short drive southwest of Chablis. Here, red wines are produced exclusively.The same Kimmeridgean marl and brown limestone soils found in Chablis enable Pinot Noir to ... Read More

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  • Paul Blanck Pinot Auxerrois Alsace Vieilles Vignes 2010

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    Really nice Auxerrois from Alsace. There's a touch of honeysuckle on the nose along with some floral notes. A creamy texture carries along honey comb, tangerine, medium acidity (could use a bit more) and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Going to start prepping for our June Alsace trip (prepare to be bored with my ... We opened this really nice Auxerrois from Paul Blanck tonight. There's a touch of honeysuckle on the nose along with some floral notes.  A creamy texture carries along honey comb, tangerine, medium acidity (could use a bit more) and a medium finish. This isn't go... Read More

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  • OT, the more the merrier and besides, you'll never be lonely.Was planning ... ... blend of chardonnay and auxerrois. For an '05 this is drinking great right now! Beautiful golden color, nose of creamy lemon pith and honey. On the palate there's more of that creamy lemon cheesecake along with ripe golden delicious apple, dried apricot, creme b... Read More

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  • Zind-Humbrecht White Blend Zind 2005

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    Fantastic white Alsace blend of chardonnay and auxerrois. For an '05 this is drinking great right now! Beautiful golden color, nose of creamy lemon pith and honey. On the palate there's more of that creamy lemon cheesecake along with ripe golden delicious apple, dried apricot, creme brulee, and some fine acidity to balance out the fruit. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Boathouse Vineyards Seas the Day 2013

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    Decent Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Gray Monk Pinot Auxerrois 2006

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    Wine review by mark


  • It’s time to talk about bubbles. For better or worse we associate New ... Blanc, Pinot Gris, and/or Auxerrois that the producer sees fit to bottle.  While Cremant d’Alsace may be something of an unusual wine to many here in the States it has proven to be a wildly successful wine throughout the world and now accounts for nearly a quarter of Als... Read More

    From the article Little Known Sparklers


  • Domaine Mittnacht Cremant d'Alsace NV

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    Wine review by mark


  • Domaine Mittnacht Cremant d'Alsace NV

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    Mineral, fresh and yeasty with sweet herbal nuance on the nose with lovely hints of butter cookies and a touch of fennel seed spice on the nose. Starting out fairly dry in the mouth, this does gain a gentle sweetness on the midpalate displaying attractive sweet/tart apple and pear fruits with a little powdered sugar accent to the butter cookie n... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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