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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  • France

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  • South West France

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  • British Columbia

      British Columbia in the western part of Canada has come a long way from its humble beginni...

  • Alsace

    This region, wedged between the Rhine River and the Voges Mountains, is the product of a fascin...

  • Germany

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  • Alsace Aoc

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      Canada’s wine-making history is relatively short. Beginning in the early 1800s, some of th...

  • Luxembourg

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  • Airlie 7 2006


    Nose: Grapefruit, slight petrol, citrus fruits and lemongrassNotes: Tropical fruit, Dole pineapple juice, spiced rum notes initially. Acid on the mid-palate, but more sweet than dry. Finish redolent of yellow freezer pop - sweet bananas. Easy summer drinking, could use a little more acid, high delicious factor. Pair with: Tacos, blackened fish, ... Read More

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  • Domaine Mittnacht Freres Pinot Blanc & Auxerrois 2005


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  • Little Straw Vineyards Auxerrois Icewine 2002


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  • Albert Mann Pinot Blanc Blend Alsace Aoc Pinot Blanc Auxerrois 2007


    Crisp green apples and pears, coupled with a rich viscous mouthfeel make a nice enjoyable, but light wine.Served with Toro of New Zealand, wild Hiramassa, white asparagus, and grapefruit Read More

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  • Sunnen-Hoffmann Auxerrois Blanc Vin de Paille 2002


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