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Pinot noir Terra Cotta
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Pinot noir Terra Cotta

AOC Wallis, Charles Bonvin SA, 2016

750 ml
CHF 18.–
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Bonvin
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Other vintages:
CHF 18.–
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Article nr. 30068716
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Bonvin
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Other vintages:

Description

Honest, down to earth, open – an unpretentious Pinot noir with a pure, clear bouquet of fruit, smelling of ripe cherries. On the palate, it has a pleasant fullness and weak tannins that still give it enough support and structure.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Maturity: 1 to 6 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Italian antipasti, Cold fish dish, dried meat, Fondue and raclette, Cheese board
Vinification: fully destemmed, short must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank, pressed carefully and immediately
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in steel tank
Maturation duration: 8 months
Volume: 12.5 %
Countries

Switzerland

Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity

Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.

Regions

Wallis

Valais: Alpine wines with class

More than 20 varieties of grapes can yield wines in Valais that are full of character. A large number of them grow on spectacular, steep slopes. Sealed off by mighty chains of mountains, old plantings like Petite Arvine, Amigne and Cornalin have survived in Valais, and today they are highly sought-after by wine enthusiasts. The highest vineyards in Europe are also found in Valais: the Savignin vines (known here as “Heida”), rooted in the mountain community of Visperterminen.

Producers

Bonvin

High above Sion, on the Clos du Château, is the heart of the oldest wine trading house in Valais – today's winery Charles Bonvin SA. The view sweeps over the wide Rhone valley, meets the two castle hills of Tourbillon and Valère and grazes on the magnificent Valais vine landscape with its countless terraces.

In the mid-19th century, Valais was a poor area. The valley was largely marshland. The people, mostly farmers, mainly subsisted from agriculture and the dairy industry. The wineries were set up where nothing else could be grown. The vineyard was smaller than the one in Zurich and the yield was mostly for self-consumption. The Valais wine couldn't leave its borders, although it had been cultivated since Roman times.

Grape varieties

Pinot noir

Blueprint of the terroir

No other variety expresses its terroir as precisely as Pinot noir. It is a sensitive, fragile grape. But when it succeeds, it gives the world some of its very greatest wine plants. It especially excels in Burgundy, where it has been cultivated for at least 700 years. Even in the middle ages, it was considered so precious that it was kept separate from other grapes so as to not diminish its value. The finest examples are delicate and fragrant with aromas of cherries and red berries. With maturity, notes of forest floor, leather and truffles enter as well. An irresistible fruity sweetness still shines through, even after several decades. The Pinot noir does well in cool locations: in Switzerland and in Germany, where it is known as Blauburgunder and Spätburgunder respectively; in Alsace and in South Tyrol, in Oregon, New Zealand and Tasmania. Not least, it yields fantastic champagnes. It is a wonderful culinary companion. With its soft tannins and charming bouquet, it meshes with everything, from Güggeli and cheeses to fried fish.

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