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Marsanne
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Marsanne

AOC Valais (Chamoson), Didier Joris, 2016

750 ml
CHF 49.–
Grape variety: Marsanne
Producer: Didier Joris
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
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CHF 49.–
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Article nr. 10160716
Grape variety: Marsanne
Producer: Didier Joris
Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Other vintages:

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Wallis
Grape variety: Marsanne
Maturity: 1 to 6 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Fish ragout with saffron sauce, Roast veal with morel sauce, Rabbit ragout with olives, Scaloppine di vitello al limone
Vinification: with stalks attenuated, fermentation in wooden barrel, Pumping over
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces
Bottling: no filtration
Maturation duration: 7 months
Volume: 13.0 %
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

Marsanne

Better in twos than alone

The Marsanne features a distinctive bouquet of flowers, cherries and marzipan. This white grape probably comes from the area around the village of Mars Anna on the Drôme, a tributary of the Rhône. Today, their stronghold is in the northern Rhône Valley, in the fields of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph. Wherever Marsanne grows, Roussanne is not far away. Both grapes are closely related. They are even mentioned together in a document from 1781. They complement each other perfectly: the low-acidity Marsanne brings its original flavours, while the Roussanne contributes liveliness. Further south, together they shape the white Côtes du Rhône. However, Marsanne cannot be incorporated into the white specimens of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The reason is simple: when grape varieties were being determined in the 1930s, it was not yet known there. It has been cultivated in Australia since the 1860s. In Switzerland, it is known as Ermitage. Here it yields dry and sweet wines with enormous storage ability.