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Clos de Mangold Humagne Blanche

Clos de Mangold Humagne Blanche

AOC Valais, Domaine Cornulus, 2019

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins40
Grape variety: Humagne blanc
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
In stock
Article nr. 10174719
Grape variety: Humagne blanc
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis

Description

This wine is made from the rare, oldest, indigenous Humagne Blanche grape variety, which is cultivated on the western slope of the vineyard. It has a fragrant, floral bouquet with notes of lime blossom, Williams pears and a hint of flintstone and chalk. On the palate, its varietal, juicy and lively freshness unfolds. It presents itself delicately floral with a fine covering haptic and immediately makes you want to take the next sip.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Humagne blanc
Ripening potential: 1 to 6 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Apéro riche, Mild Asian dishes, Whole baked fish, Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Salad with vegetables, pulses, pasta, Asparagus specialities
Harvest: hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: in cement egg, in amphoras
Volume: 12.5 %
Note: Contains sulphites
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

Domaine Cornulus

Grape varieties

Humagne blanc

The maternity wine

Every Valaisan midwife knows this grape. Humagne blanc reportedly has a high iron content; for this reason, their wines have long been known as “Wöchnerinnenweine” (maternity wine). By now we know that it was more likely the medicinal herbs, blended into the hot grape juice, which helped young mothers back on their feet. In any case: the white Humagne grape – unrelated to Humagne rouge – has been rooted in Valais for centuries. It was first mentioned in 1313. It is suspected to have immigrated from the south of France, but today it practically only grows in Switzerland. Its hallmark is a delicate scent of lime blossom and vineyard peach, a tightly-woven structure and the typical mineral impression that the wines leave on the tongue. Store these wines for a few years and they become the ideal companions for mature, strong cheeses.

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