Auxerrois

Auxerrois is a white wine grape, also known as Pinot Auxerrois and Auxerrois Blanc. Recent studies of the DNA fingerprints imply that Auxerrois is a cross between Gouais blanc and Pinot noir, a direct sibling of Chardonnay. Auxerrois is mostly found in  Alsace, but it is also grown in Luxembourg, Austria, Italy, Germany, North America and South Africa. Alsace provides the ideal conditions for this grape, the cold climate gives a low-acid characteristic to the wines and a pleasing level of freshness.

France

Alsace

Schaetzel produces wines from the traditional grapes of Alsace, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, as well as Sylvaner and a wonderful Cremant d’Alsace that includes Auxerrois in the blend.

 

Auxerrois
  • Color of grape
White
  • Species
Vitis Vinifera
  • Synonyms
Arboisier, Arnaison blanc, Arnoison
  • Origin
France
  • Most common in
Alsace
  • Phonetic pronunciation
 ock-ser-whah

 

Useful links about Auxerrois

Relation between Auxerrois and Chardonnay.

On blending Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc in Alsace: a video from Ask a Winemakerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eIAdgb7FmU