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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  • Rathjen Cellars Wine Bunker White 2017

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    Mike Rathjen's Wine Bunker White is a melange of white varieties from Saanich and Cowichan Valley Vancouver Island BC. The 2017 is rich and well-balanced with a nose of stewed white berries and musk plus a hint of petrol. Entry is clean, slightly acidic but balanced with a dollop of sweetness. Fairly neutral, with gooseberry, sour apple and mus... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • I'll try that link, DV, but I fear it will ask for lucre (not that I cannot ... I tried a Rathjen Cellars Auxerrois 2018 from Vessel Wines (out your way, and you will reject my review being an inveterate (incorrigible?) red wine man).This guy Mike Rathjen is an amazing winemaker.  I have yet to taste anything "bad" so far.  His Pinot Noirs are ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic More on BC wine


  • Rathjen Cellars Auxerrois 2018

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    This Auxerrois from the Saanich Peninsula of Greater Victoria, BC Canada is a surprise all round; the steely pear and lime nose is prominent, and to limn out this wine we have a clean, balanced acidity on the palate with pear-like flavours and musk. The finish is medium short - as expected - and as it should and must be. An excellent wine - th... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Don't know if anyone saw the most recent issue of Wine Spectator - November 2019?They reviewed a number of Canadian wines. Here is a sample.Checkmate -2015 Capture 91 $802015 Fool's Mate 91 $752015 Little Pawn 91 $852015 Queen Taken 91 $1002015 Attack 90 $902015 Knight's Challenge 91 $75They had a number of others too:Pinot Noir -2015 Flat Rock ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic More on BC wine


  • Cremant Cuvée Poll On Ice Poll-Fabaire Blanc NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Schumacher Selection Auxerrois Wormeldange Weinbour 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Is there anything more Dutch than bicycling over cobblestone streets alongside ... a surprisingly lovely Dutch Auxerrois my first night—it’s clear the true spirit of the Netherlands is its signature beverage, genever.Genever (pronounced juh-NEE-ver) is an artisanal spirit with an intricate history and versatility. What’s tricky is that sometim... Read More

    From the article This artisanal spirit is not what you think.


  • Chateau les Bouysses Cahors 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... 70% malbec [known as cot or auxerrois in these parts] from seven communes around the town of Cahors in the valley of the river Lot about 100 miles east of Bordeaux.Chateau les Bouysses is a well known producer in this appellation.My bottle consists of 85% malbec,10% merlot and 5% tannat and was ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Got together with a couple friends hadn't seen for nearly two years. Mid ... Mid ... 'Zind' (35% Auxerrois vs. 65% chard; my first time and was happy with how dry it was and its profiles of spice/vanilla and citrus and salinity; definitely refreshing in our context), '13 Zin-Humbrecht Gewurtztraminer and '14 generic regional Burgundy PN that ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Crémant de Luxembourg Cuvée Pierre Brut Schumacher NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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