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Clos des Corbassières Païen Coeur du Clos

Clos des Corbassières Païen Coeur du Clos

AOC Valais, Domaine Cornulus, 2018

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins40
Grape variety: Heida
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
In stock
Article nr. 10178718
Grape variety: Heida
Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis

Description

In the heart of the Clos des Corbassières, the Païen (synonymous with the rare grape variety Savagnin Blanc or Heida) thrives. It has its origins in the Upper Valais and feels particularly at home at high altitudes. This white, aromatic jewel exudes a fragrance reminiscent of ripe white peaches, lemon peel, flambéed pineapple and butter caramel. On the palate it reveals its fine mineral notes, opulence and creaminess, as well as aromas of salty almonds, vanilla, saffron, caramelized oranges and cardamom. It appears juicy, lively and overall very balanced.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Heida
Ripening potential: 1 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Hot Asian dishes, Fish ragout with saffron sauce, Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Wild fowl, Cheese board, Tagliatelle al tartufo
Harvest: hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: in new barriques
Maturation duration: 18 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

Heida

Helvetic shooting star

If a winemaker is asked to name the rising star among the Swiss varieties, the answer is usually Heida. The age old white grape probably dates from before Christianization, hence the name (“heiden” is German for pagan, or heathen). In French-speaking Valais, they are known as Païen, in Geneva as Savagnin blanc, and as Traminer in Germany. It has its origins in the French Jura. There, vintners process it into the specialty vin jaune, similar to sherry. What makes these grapes so special? At a time when many whites are becoming increasingly interchangeable, Heide wines are truly characteristic. They smell of citrus and exotic fruits, of green nuts and honey, and often have lightly smoky echoes. And they mature unusually well. With their full body and structure-giving acidity, they can easily withstand 20 years in the cellar. Tip: a mature specimen with Valais raclette can convert ingrained Chasselas-followers on its own.

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