Auxerrois

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Auxerrois is a historical province of France. Named after the city of Auxerre in Burgundy, it gives its name to several grape varieties:

  • Auxerrois Blanc is a white wine grape that is widely grown in Alsace, and also in Lorraine, Germany and Luxembourg
  • Malbec (or Côt) is a red wine grape grown in the Cahors region of France, where it is known as Auxerrois
  • Pinot gris is sometimes called Auxerrois Gris in France
  • Valdiguié is known as Gros Auxerrois in the South of France (and Napa Gamay in California)