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Domaine Trapet Auxerrois Ox, Alsace, France

Wine Notes

Biodynamic

Average Price $18 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety: Auxerrois

Auxerrois (or Pinot Auxerrois) is a white grape variety with a perplexing number of synonyms. True Auxerrois, often called Pinot Auxerrois or Auxerrois Blanc, is grown fairly extensively in Alsace and appears in more wines than most may realize. In Cahors, Auxerrois is a synonym for Malbec. Auxerrois Gris is, confusingly, a synonym for Pinot Gris.

The origin of Alsatian Auxerrois remains unclear; it shares the same spelling as a town in Chablis, but is pronounced differently. Outside France, it is grown in ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Alsace

    Alsace, in the far north-eastern corner of France, stands out from other French wine regions thanks to its strong Franco-Germanic influences. These are the result of the region having switched back and forth between German and French sovereignty in recent centuries – and are evident not only in Alsatian architecture and culture, but also in the wines.

    The Alsace region lies between the Vosges mountains and the French border with Germany, marked by the Rhine river. A long, thin region, it measures 115 miles (185km) north to south and just 25 miles (40km) from east to west. The key viticultural areas here are all located on the lower hillsides of the Vosges, on slopes with east and south-easterly aspects.

    The Vosges play a vital role in defining the region's ... more

  • France

    France is arguably the world's most important wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and of reportedly greater quality – than any other nation. Wine is ingrained in French culture at almost every level of society; it is the drink of both the elite and the common people, and a key symbol in Roman Catholicism, France's majority religion.

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