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Chardonnay

AOC Valais (Vétroz), Didier Joris, 2018

750 ml
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Didier Joris
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
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Article nr. 10146718
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Didier Joris
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Other vintages:

Description

Pale yellow when young, taking on a lovely golden hue after three years in bottle. Pleasant, fresh notes of nuts, butter, almond and honey. On this kind of soil and in the place "Toccan", the Chardonnay shows a full maturity exemplified by pear and caramel on a mineral background.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Maturity: 2 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Apéro riche, Baked egli fillets with tartare sauce, Whole baked fish, Blue cheese, Goat's cheese
Vinification: partly destemmed, long must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, on the yeast, long cultivation
Bottling: no filtration
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

Chardonnay

King or beggar?

Hardly any variety of vine shows such a broad spectrum of quality as the Chardonnay. Its wines range from faceless neutrality to breath-taking class. It is an extremely low-maintenance vine, which explains why it is grown around the world – even in places where it probably should not be. The aromas of the Chardonnay variety are not very pronounced: a bit of green apple, a little hazelnut; in warmer latitudes, also melon and exotic fruits. The wines are often defined by maturing in casks. They develop more or less subtle notes of butter, toasted bread and vanilla. The grapes achieve their highest expression in their region of origin, Burgundy. Its heart beats in the Côte de Beaune: one might think of the plant growth of Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet. With their finesse and complexity, they can survive for decades. Chardonnay also achieves first class in some Blanc-de-Blancs champagnes. It additionally yields great wines in the Burgundian Chablis, and increasingly in Australia and Chile. A simple rule of thumb for pairing with food: When butter and cream are involved, you cannot go wrong with Chardonnay.