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The white grape comes from France. Synonyms alphabetically grouped by country are Aucerot ( Australia ); Little Heisch, Yellow Auxerrois, White Auxerrois ( Germany ); Auxera, Auxerois, Auxerrois Blanc, Auxerrois de Laquenexy, Auxois, Auzerrois Blanc, Blanc de Kienzheim, Blanc de de Laquenexy, Ericey de la Montée, Okseroa, Pinot Auxerois, Pinot Auxerrois, Riesling Jaune de la Moselle ( France ); Aukseroa Blan, Auxerrois Bijeli, Oinot Auxerrois, (former Yugoslavia ); Pinot Auxerrois ( Canada ).

Auxerrois - grape and leaf

Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Chardonnay (Auxerrois) Melon de Bourgogne (Auxerrois Gros), Pinot Blanc (Auxerrois) or Pinot gris (Auxerrois gris) can be confused. It is not a color mutation of the red variety Cot (also with the synonym Auxerrois). According to in 2013 DNA analysis it is one of the numerous probably natural crossings between Gouais Blanc (Heunisch) x Pinot, She was the parent of the probably also natural crossing green Fränkisch, The early ripening vine is prone to the wrong people mildew and Botrytis and especially for powdery mildew. It produces neutral, low-acid white wines with honey flavors.

The Auxerrois variety first appeared in the Moselle department in the region in 1816 Lorraine mentioned. It used to be represented in over 30 French departments. Today it is mainly used in Alsace grown where it is often blended with Pinot Blanc. Furthermore, the variety is also on the Loire, in Lorraine and in law cultured. The total acreage in France is 2,365 hectares. In Germany it appears to have first appeared around 1800. There it is still widespread under the name Kleiner Heunisch in the mixed vines of the historic vineyards. A total of 190 hectares were cultivated here, especially in the growing areas to bathe and palatinate detected. There are also other stocks in England (9 ha), Canada (38 ha), Luxembourg (183 ha) and South Africa, The variety occupied a total of 2,785 hectares of vineyards in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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