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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  • Pierre Sparr Brut NV


    Great value for the taste/quality, this is a standard in our house. Nice light experience. Read More

    Wine review by PhotoFox

  • Domaine Clos des Rochers Auxerrois Blanc 2009


    An amazing bottle, a must try! It lingers in your mouth long after every sip leaving behind luscious stone fruits, soft floral notes, minerality paired with saltiness (almost like seashells), and a pretty textured oily palette. wonderful! Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872

  • Crémant d'Alsace Extra Brut Binner 2004


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    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Until recently the only "wine" that I've enjoyed was Arbor Mist blackberry Merlot.  Well a few weeks ago a fellow co-worker suggested to try a Moscato.  She personally tried the Barefoot brand, so I followed her suggestion and LOVED it.  Since then I've tried Easley's Raggae Red, which I also loved, and Barefoot Riesling, Barefoot White Zinfande... Read More

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  • Pelee Island Winery Chardonnay Blend Ontario Vqa Eco Trail Chardonnay Auxerrois 2011


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    Wine review by martinphamdinh

  • Joie a Noble Blend 2007


    Complex white blend opens with floral notes and light stone fruit (apricot. ... ... pinot gris and pinot auxerrois blend was very good - a litte petrol tint took a bit away ..would have preferred a crisper mouth fee Read More

    Wine review by veeownyeah

  • Bel Lago Winery Auxerrois 2008


    Highly recommended! Winemaker, Charles Edson, Ph.D., originally "discovered ... and Canada. First planted Auxerrois over 20 Years ago. The wine ages well and should be in its prime through 2016 (if you can find some). Bel Lago was the first winery in the US to receive a label for Auxerrois.This wine is 70% stainless steel fermented with 30% f... Read More

    Wine review by BVWineS

  • Bel Lago Winery Auxerrois 2007


    Similar to Alsatian Pinot Blanc. Pale straw with a touch of green in the glass. Lightly floral nose, thin body with considerable acidity. Crisp apple and citrus flavors dominate, with herbs and some minerality in the aftertaste. Slight toffee notes as it warms. Pleasant, but not very interesting. Read More

    Wine review by There4IM

  • Bel Lago Winery Auxerrois 2007


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    Wine review by There4IM

  • Trimbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2006


    Like virtually all Alsatian Pinot Blancs, this particular wine is a blend-60% Pinot Auxerrois and 40% Pinot Blanc. The auxerrois adds a bit of spice. While it isn't as racy as many other Alsatian wines, it is a dependable wine- refreshing and dry. The color is light golden with nice transparency. There's a nice amount of acidity, notes of minera... Read More

    Wine review by r sprezzatura

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