Regional appellation of the Auxerrois district (dept. of Yonne). The name Côtes d’Auxerre can only be added to the word Bourgogne for red, white and rosé wines produced within the defined area of the appellation. Producing communes : Augy, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, Auxerre, Vaux, Quenne, Vincelottes, Champs-sur-Yonne.
The Côtes d'Auxerre red shows intense ruby hue. Aromas include notes of cherry, raspberry and black fruits from the older vines, and the whole is underlined by a subtle minerality. This complex bouquet is matched in the mouth with wild cherry, wild strawberry, and a touch of liquorice. Supple and silky, full and wellrounded.
The white is gleaming and golden, sometimes with greenish highlights. The attack reveals aromas of almond, hazelnut and white flowers. A likeable wine which rapidly gains in power and elegant minerality. As it evolves it develops
nuances of dried fruits and underbrush along with real aromatic richness.
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