Auxerrois

Auxerrois (/oux-uehr-raw/) is a white grape varietal used to make low acid and light to medium bodied white wines most common in the slightly warmer German wine regions (“anbaugebiete”/on-bou-gi-bēt-ǝ/) of the Pfalz and Baden. Its flavor profile includes fruit of apple, mango, quince, apricot, pears, but also nutty flavors such as almond, peanut or walnut and even mint. With a little aging, apple compote, dried fruit, honey, and almond brittle will present themselves in a good auxerrois. The Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Trier grows auxerrois in the Mosel and uses it in its Künstleredition Cuvée.