Century Club Wine Varietals: Auxerrois Blanc
As our next Century Club tasting approaches (May 19th), I’ll spend the next couple weeks highlighting some of the unique varietals that we’ll be tasting.
Name: Auxerrois Blanc, Auxerrois Blanc de Laquenexy, Pinot Auxerrois
White or red: White
Grows: Alsace, Germany, Luxembourg, Oregon
Known relatives: Sibling of Chardonnay, suggested cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc
Tastes like: Some compare to a Pinot Gris with neutral flavors of pear, citrus flowers. It has a nice balance of acidity, fruit, and alcohol. It can be aged in stainless steel or oak.
Price range: $13 – $35
Examples: 2007 Adelsheim Auxerrois, Oregon, $17