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Pinot blanc

Pinot blanc

VdP Genf, Domaine le Grand Clos, Novelle, 2008

750 ml
Grape variety: Pinot blanc
Producer: Domaine Le Grand Clos / Fam. Novelle
Origin: Switzerland / Genève
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Article nr. 10129708
Grape variety: Pinot blanc
Producer: Domaine Le Grand Clos / Fam. Novelle
Origin: Switzerland / Genève

Description

Pale golden yellow with bright green tinge. Fruity nose of green apple, pear, quince and pink grapefruit. On palate the wine is smooth with a harmonious liveliness that supports its aromas. A finish of good length with precise clarity.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Genève
Grape variety: Pinot blanc
Maturity: 2 to 6 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Bouillabaisse, Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Vegetable flan, quiche
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection, in small boxes
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

Genf

Geneva: diversity at a high level

It is famous as a UN city, clock town and as a financial metropolis. However, Geneva is also increasingly recognized as a wine region. In 1988, Geneva was the first canton of Switzerland to establish a designation of origin (AOC). Since then, something almost revolutionary has occurred in the southwestern tip of Switzerland. With refreshing sparkling wines, aromatic Sauvignon Blancs, complex cuvées from Bordeaux varieties and many other specialties, Geneva vintners are demonstrating the treasure that lie in their terroir.

Grape varieties

Pinot blanc

Lively sparkling, substantial white

The Pinot blanc has the same genetic fingerprint as Pinot gris and Pinot noir. They only differ in colour. The mutation from red to white was noted over a century ago in Burgundy. Suddenly, berries of differing colorations were hanging on the same stock. The bouquet of the Pinot blanc is fresh and floral with notes of citrus, apple, pear and apricot. In Alsace, it yields fragrant sparkling wines; it also enters into some champagnes. Vintners in Germany and Austria produce an abundance of Pinot blanc with a good deal of substance, blending and backbone. Representatives from Switzerland demonstrate a similar profile. There, the Pinot blanc grows mainly in Valais, Vaud and in Grisons.