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Viognier

Saved from extinction

It’s hard to believe that the Viognier nearly became extinct 50 years ago. Today, it grows worldwide on over 10,000 hectares. The variety was first mentioned in 1781, and probably originated in Condrieu, in the northern Rhône Valley. There, and in the 3.8-hectare mini-appellation of Château-Grillet, vintners kept it on the post when the rest of the world wanted to know nothing about it. Its inventory shrank to a meagre 14 hectares. This is because it provides only low yields, and for a while there were no good seedlings. In the 1980s, interest in Viognier reawakened. It actually shows a unique profile: deep golden with good body and aromas of apricot, lime blossom, citrus fruits, honey and hazelnut. It is popular in the Languedoc region, flows into the white Côtes du Rhône and also does very well in California. The best examples fit wonderfully with poultry in cream sauce, noble fish like turbot or – why not? – lobster.

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Shiraz The Relic

Barossa Valley, Standish, 2015, 750 ml
CHF 99.50
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Parker 99 Points
Shiraz The Relic

Shiraz The Relic

Barossa Valley, Standish, 2016, 750 ml
CHF 103.–
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In Vino Erotico blanc
Vegan
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Côte-Rôtie La Turque
Only 1 Bottle

Côte-Rôtie La Turque

AC, E. Guigal, 1990, 750 ml
CHF 850.–
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Saboteur White

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 2017, 750 ml
CHF 22.–
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Parker 99 Points
Shiraz Lamella

Shiraz Lamella

Eden Valley, Standish, 2016, 750 ml
CHF 103.–
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Cuvée 1844 Viognier
Vegan
Certified organic or biodynamic wine
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Ribas blanco
Certified organic or biodynamic wine

Ribas blanco

VdT, Ribas, 2018, 750 ml
CHF 24.–

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