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Clos des Corbassières Johannisberg Coeur du Clos

Clos des Corbassières Johannisberg Coeur du Clos

AOC Valais, Domaine Cornulus, 2019

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins40
Grape variety: Sylvaner
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
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Article nr. 10176719
Grape variety: Sylvaner
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis

Description

At Clos des Corbassières, the Johannisberg (Silvaner or Gros Rhin) grows within the protected dry stone walls. This white wine, made from vines over 75 years old and aged in large amphorae, has a complex bouquet of apricots, ripe pears, citrus fruits and currants. On the palate it is full-bodied, flattering and delicate. Its velvety start, followed by a present mineral astringency and a bitter sweet almond finish make this Johannisberg an exciting accompaniment to a meal.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Sylvaner
Ripening potential: 1 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Apéro riche, Hot Asian dishes, Scaloppine di vitello al limone, Cheese board, Tagliatelle al tartufo, Asparagus specialities
Harvest: hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: in amphoras
Maturation duration: 5 months
Volume: 14.5 %
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

Sylvaner

Asparagus partner and sweet wine star

The Sylvaner was created over a century ago as a spontaneous crossing in Austria. Today, only minute quantities are found there. It occupies the largest area in Germany, where it is spelled “Silvaner”. Well into the 1970s, it even trumped Riesling there by area. In France, Alsace has the monopoly on the Sylvaner. There, the variety is prized mainly in Valais; there, it is called Johannisberg or Johannis for short. Dry examples are perfect wines for asparagus: spirited and full-bodied, with moderate acidity and a delicate aroma of herbs, gooseberries and fresh hay. In addition, it yields superb dessert wines that can mature for two to three decades without issue.