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Syrah Prés des Pierres Vieilles Vignes
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Syrah Prés des Pierres Vieilles Vignes

AOC Valais, Didier Joris, 2014

750 ml
CHF 62.–
Grape variety: Syrah
Producer: Didier Joris
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
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CHF 62.–
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Article nr. 30171714
Grape variety: Syrah
Producer: Didier Joris
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Other bottle sizes:
Other vintages:

Description

Purple-black colour of enormous concentration. Aromas of black pepper, clove, smoke and leather. On palate the wine is powerful with a big, balanced body. The tannins are firm and forward, assuring longevity. This wine reflects Didier Joris' passion for great Syrah from the Rhone Valley.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Syrah
Maturity: 2 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Saddle of lamb fillet with herb jus, Roasted lamb gigot, Roast saddle of venison, Wild specialities, Wild fowl, Wild boar entrecôte with Spätzli
Vinification: long must fermentation, Punching down, cooling period
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, short cultivation
Bottling: filtration
Maturation duration: 7 months
Volume: 13.5 %
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.

Grape varieties

Syrah

A hint of pepper

The legend stubbornly persists that the Syrah variety came from the Persian city of Shiraz. Yet, researchers have shown that it is a natural crossing of two old French varieties: the red Dureza from the Rhône Valley and the white Mondeuse blanche from Savoy. Wines from Syrah are gentle and concentrated. They smell of dark berries, violets and liquorice, and amaze with a piquant touch of white pepper. As varietal wines, they are found on the northern Rhone, as in the Hermitage or Côte Rôtie appellations, as well as in Swiss Valais. In the southern Rhône Valley, Syrah is often wedded with Grenache and Mourvèdre. In 1832, a Frenchman brought the variety to Australia, where it became the emblem of the national wine industry. There, the weightiest versions develop with typical notes of tar and chocolate.

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