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alternative names: Pinot Auxerrois, Auxerrois Blanc growing locations: Alsace, Germany, Luxemburg, Austria, Italy aromas: Herbaceous, floral, honeyed, musk, lime
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Auxerrois

expression

Auxerrois is typically used in blends with Pinot Blanc, with which is it often compared, to yield still wines as well as Crémants d'Alsace. It lends body and an herbaceous, citrus character.

growing conditions

An early ripening grape averaging lower acidity levels, Auxerrois flourishes in cool climates, especially Alsace in France's Northeast and Luxemburg.

origin and history

Like Chardonnay, Aligoté, Gamay and 10 other varieties, Auxerrois is a cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc.

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