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Cornalin "Champmarais"

, Switzerland
Altitude Cornalin barrel fermented - wildness in a Tux

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Cornalin "Champmarais"

, Switzerland

Availability: In stock

Altitude Cornalin barrel fermented - wildness in a Tux

A powerful wine both stylish and harmonious. The ultimate expression of the Cornalin in all its typicity, barrel fermented.

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Cornalin "Champmarais"

Cornalin "Champmarais" 2012

£68.06
The Wine

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This is no compromise Cornalin. A ridiculous wine.

First the best vineyard location, a lot of work all year to get small but perfect yields. Then this Cornalin is both fermented and then matured in 400 litre oak barrels, with the natural local yeasts, a technique which it rewards with rich density, supple elegance in the tannins and excellent aging potential.

Dense and elegant, it is not a casual drink. Drink when you can really enjoy it.

Serving Suggestions:

Best served with, and worthy of, the finest cuts of red meats!

In Depth:

This is a no compromise, over the top wine, made the old heroic way. It floors anyone who has the chance to try it.

The grapes used all come from a single vineyard where every effort is made to ensure perfection at every stage. These select Cornalin grapes are fermented open in 400 litre barrels made of new oak. The resulting wine is then aged, again in 400 litre new oak barrels, for 2 years.

An exceptionally impressive expression of Cornalin. A brilliant purple colour and complex nose which sports red berries, spiciness and a touch of incense. 

2008

0.75 2016-05-05

tasting notes:

A brilliant purple colour and complex nose, which sports red berries, spiciness and a touch of incense.

Additional Information

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Product code 41GR06
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Style Red, Dry, Still
Variety Cornalin
Key Features Organic, Oaked, "Slow Wine", Low Intervention, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Barrel Fermented, Whole Berry
Country Switzerland
Region(s) Valais
AOC / DAC AOC Valais
Vineyard From a single parcel of 1 hectare located to the east of the slopes of Vétroz.
Ripeness Normal
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Serving Temperature 15 C
Vintages 2008, 2011, 2012, NV
Composition Cornalin 100%
Last Tasted 5 May 2016
639
vintage: 2008
size:0.75
product code:[4113043]
alcohol:13.9
vintage: 2011
size:0.75
product code:[41GR0617]
vintage: 2012
size:0.75
stock: 20 available from London Warehouse
product code:[41GR0612]
alcohol:13.5
last checked in:2018-03-22
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2008

2008

size: 0.75
vintage:2008
product code:[4113043]
closure:Natural Cork
variety:Cornalin
alcohol:13.9
last checked in:2016-05-05

tasting notes:

A brilliant purple colour and complex nose, which sports red berries, spiciness and a touch of incense.
2011

2011

size: 0.75
vintage:2011
product code:[41GR0617]
closure:Natural Cork
variety:Cornalin
last checked in:2018-01-01
2012

2012

size: 0.75
vintage:2012
stock: 20 available from London Warehouse
product code:[41GR0612]
closure:Natural Cork
variety:Cornalin
alcohol:13.5
last checked in:2018-03-22
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Champmarais is a day-bright, pigeon-blood-red wine with purple hues. It is a rich, complex and highly fragrant wine with excellent ageing potential. It presents the aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, morello cherry and hints of spices (peppercorn, vanilla). On the palate, the wine is elegant and velvety with the fruit and wood tannins perfectly integrated. This is one wine you’ll find very hard to enjoy in moderation.

2008:

A brilliant purple colour and complex nose, which sports red berries, spiciness and a touch of incense.

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