- The Wine
This is a Fendant with a great structure. The influence of the Vétroz soil is found in the full bouquet with a strong flint note, far more than you might normally expect with Chasselas. There is also more fruit on the palate.
Serving Suggestions:Chasselas goes with nearly everything, as it is so versatile. The variety's "neutrality" is an asset here. Classic matches are of course the traditional cheese dishes, and fresh water fish such as perch and trout. But you'd be surprised how well it goes with a Sunday roast, for example. One of my favourite matches for this particular fendant was trout with herb butter and roasted hazelnuts. Refrain from lemon ;)
The grape is not unclustered and not sugared. This wine is lightly pressured. The clear must is drawn off after the solid matter has settled. The first and the second fermentations are realized under temperature control.
The appellation "Vétroz Grand Cru", limited to four grape varieties, designates wines produced according to regulations established in 1993, which require limited yields and rigorous standards of vinification. For each vintage a commission of judges inspects and certifies all plots designated as Grand Cru.
- Vintage Information
Product code 41GR01 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier Featured Themes Last Chance, New Arrivals, Reference Wine Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Chasselas Key Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Low Intervention, Vegetarian and Vegan Winemaking Malolactic Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais AOC / DAC AOC Valais Cru Vetroz Grand Cru Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Steel Serving Temperature 8 Vintage NV Vintages 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 Composition Chasselas 100% Last Tasted 7 Sep 2017 631 vintage: 2012 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 12 vintage: 2013 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 12 vintage: 2014 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 12 vintage: 2016 size: 0.75 product code: [41GR0116] stock: 4 available for courier, slow delivery and HQ pickup
closure: Natural Cork alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2019-06-20 vintage: 2018 size: 0.75 product code: [41GR0118] stock: 35 available for London Van delivery, courier, slow delivery, HQ and warehouse pickup
closure: Natural Cork alcohol: 13 last checked in: 2019-04-05
Reviews for Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru 2 item(s)
Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru
Of particular interest was the Fendant
which whilst lovely on its own, with raclette and gherkin made one of the
most sensational pairings I can recollect.
Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru 2016, Germanier
loved this ! went really well with seafood starter but equally good on its own will be buying more !
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- Wonderful pairing!
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