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Clos de Mangold Petite Arvine

Clos de Mangold Petite Arvine

AOC Valais, Domaine Cornulus, 2019

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins40
Grape variety: Petite Arvine
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
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Article nr. 10175719
Grape variety: Petite Arvine
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis

Description

The white grape variety "Petite Arvine", typical of the Valais, thrives in the Clos de Mangold. A very typical aroma in the nose and on the palate is rhubarb. It is a great combination of fruit and vegetable, greenish aromas. On the nose, the wine exudes an aroma reminiscent of tangerine, ice candy, flint and lime. On the palate it is lively, mineral and juicy. The palate is lively, mineral and juicy, with aromas of quince, pineapple, mango and herbs. It is juicy, full-bodied and velvety soft.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Petite Arvine
Ripening potential: 1 to 15 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Mild Asian dishes, Wild fowl, Cheese board, Vegetable cous-cous, Salad with vegetables, pulses, pasta
Harvest: hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: in cement egg, in amphoras
Volume: 14.0 %
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

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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