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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  • Joie a Noble Blend 2007

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    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

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    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

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    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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    No written review

    Wine review by There4IM


  • Trimbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2006

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    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


  • Albert Mann Pinot Auxerrois Alsace Aoc Vieilles Vignes 2007

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    A tasty Alsace with restrained but distinctive sourness, acidity, and fruit. Tested at room temp. Twist and pour. Tight nose of slightly sharp pear fruit and petrol. In the mouth had sweet and sour chewy pear and mildly sweet white grapefruit flavor with hints of mineral, white or yellow floral, and a touch of poultry fat. Finish lingered wi... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine


  • I was invited to a tasting meant for restaurant managers, somms, etc., to ... ... to ... 2008Rolly Gassmann Auxerrois Moenchereben 2005Rolly Gassmann Gewurtztraminer Oberer Weingarten 1998Rolly Gassmann Riesling Silberberg 2007Visperterminen St. Jodern Kellerei Heida 2007Neuchatel Chasselas Domaine Montmolin 2008René Favre & Fils Chamoson Pet... Read More

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  • Rolly Gassmann Auxerrois Alsace 2005

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    Lots of florals and mineral tones. Pretty, delicate and remarkably complex and thoroughly enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • well i thought it was time to introduce my self. I Have always been interested in Fine cuisine , but never gave much tough to its ever present best friend "the wine". It was not recently that i was introduced to its wonderfully world. and well the rest is history (in the making anyway). So a friend introduced me to a place where he said was the ... Read More

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  • Domaine Ehrhart Pinot Auxerrois Alsace Aoc 2004

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    Once the strong "honey" top-note dissipated, this wine was not as sweet as at first we feared. A lovely complement both to the salmon main course and the fruitcake after. Would buy again. Read More

    Wine review by schmidtenor


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