Vine varieties: Auxerrois

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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This variety is rarely mentioned on the label, although it may form the total or the majority of many wines labelled as Pinot Blanc, Klevner, or Clevner. A wine from pure Auxerrois is spicy, soft, and quite broad, with low acidity and good alcohol. It is occasionally vinified successfully in oak.