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Arvine Gringe (Petite Arvine)
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Arvine Gringe (Petite Arvine)

AOC Valais (Vétroz), Didier Joris, 2015

750 ml
Grape variety: Petite Arvine
Producer: Didier Joris
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Other vintages:
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Article nr. 10141715
Grape variety: Petite Arvine
Producer: Didier Joris
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Other vintages:

Description

This wine will amaze you and your guests and provide sheer delight – a gift from nature enhanced by Didier Joris' masterly skill! Not an everyday wine, but reserved for a special occasion. Its minerality compensates for its fullness and opulence, which manifests itself in aromas such as acacia honey, ripe apricot, candied orange, lemon balm and caramel. An incredibly long and multifaceted pleasure.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Petite Arvine
Maturity: 1 to 6 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Bouillabaisse, Spicy hard cheese, Giant crevettes, grilled langoustines, Mushroom ragout
Vinification: partly destemmed, long must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank, soft pressing
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection, in small boxes
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, on the yeast, long cultivation
Bottling: no filtration
Volume: 13.0 %
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

Petite Arvine

A grain of salt

The white Petite Arvine is the diva of Swiss grapes. It thrives only in the very best sites of Valais: sunny and sheltered from wind, not too dry, but not too moist. No wonder they were almost extinct. For convenience, vintners replaced the delicate plants from the beginning of the last century with more low-maintenance varieties. Their rebirth in the 1990s is thanks to dedicated companies that recognized the unique profile of this primordial Valais variety. Their hallmarks are aromas of grapefruit and rhubarb, paired with a tangy acidity and a curious, slightly salty touch at the end – like a grain of fleur de sel on the tongue. The Petite Arvine is mostly made into a dry wine, but as a sweet wine it offers a fantastic, sweet-spicy taste experience.

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