Facebook pixel

Auxerrois Blanc grapes

by | Sep 29, 2016

Grown in the regions of Germany, Alsace and Luxembourg, Auxerrois grape is a very important white wine grape variety.

Auxerrois Blanc

It is a major part in the making of Crémantd’ Alsace, a famous wine in France. Germany  has about 539 acres of vineyards for this variety of grape. Other regions which cultivate Auxerrois grape are the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

The grape produces wines made from only one kind as well it is used in the blend of a number of wines.

They do not have large production, but it is used to produce sparkling wines in the regions. It is known by different names like Pinot Auxerrois and many more.

In France it is known as Auxerrois Gris. The cold climate of this region is favourable to the grape and results in low acidic content and gives the buds a pleasing freshness.

This grape variety, if in good hands, can taste amazingly. It has an alcohol content of about 13%. Auxerrois grape is used in the blending of Edelzwicker wines in which it plays the role of the major variety.

If a wine is made up 100% Auxerrois grape, it has to be labelled as Pinot Blanc. The buds are plucked in mid-season that is in the 1st week of September.

Gray Monk vineyards were the primary and major producers of Pinot Auxerrois.

Wine grape varieties

They undergo fermentation with native yeast in foudre. They also undergo second fermentation in which acacia honey is added to the grapes.

This grape is gaining popularity in many parts of the world, but is still not on the list with the best wines.

Experiments on the frappe are in progress and there might come a time where it becomes a very important wine grape variety!

Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…


Origin of Auxerrois blanc

History says that Auxerrois blanc was originated in the area of Lorraine.

It is said to have its first large scale production in Alsace itself.

A photo posted by Terry Hill (@texaswineaux1) on

It underwent many DNA test and it was finally revealed that this variety is a cross of two other varieties namely Gouais blanc and Pinot noir.

Earlier it was confused with the Chardonnay variety which is the cross of the same two grapes.

The cultivation of this grape has now spread to the parts of Australia too. Who first made this cross, how was it found, are some questions that still have no proof and hence like most of the other wines the exact history of this grape also remains a mystery.


Auxerrois buds are lemon-white coloured. They have a very rich and musky aroma.

They grow well in limestone soils and form compact small bunches.

Wines formed from this variety are less acidic and gives a taste of citrus fruits.

It also shows traces of melon and apricot in its taste.

The wines made are pale-limed in colour.  As the wine ages, the wine develops honey flavours and the colour deepens.

They can be enjoyed both young and aged as at both the times the wine gives different flavours which are soothing to the mouth.

More and more lands are being given for growing this variety as there are a lot of producers who want to use this grape for blending in their wines for developing a unique and mild flavour.

They are not acidic in taste and so the lovers of low-acidic wines have a very strong liking towards this variety. The low-temperature region, mostly contributes to its low acidic level.

Auxerrois wines taste well when taken with cheese or any mild dish. It is also consumed with potato soup.

Dishes like Pad Thai are also known to be perfect for taking with Auxerrois wines, on the other hand they also complements different kinds of salads.

You do not need any strong flavours or salty dishes to cherish the taste of wines made from Auxerrois grapes.

It is not a very famous variety of winemaking but it has still managed to be able to produce wines with 100% grape of its own.

Alsace is the major producer and any visitor to this place has to try this wine and also those who are fond of low-acidic wines, this is the best you can taste.

It is also ideal to with light meals because of this low acidic property of the wine.


Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

I have been online since it all began, with blogging and creating websites. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one of my passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants
Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Bottle Opener
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
French Champagne
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Fruit Juice
Mead and Tonic Wine
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Dessert Wine
Argentinian Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Cognac and Brandy
Eau De Vie
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Tequila & Mescal
Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Wine & Champagne Gifts

Wine Tours

5/5 (3)

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here