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Grain Nature

, Switzerland
This is supremely elegant natural wine

Availability: In stock

Grain Nature

, Switzerland

Availability: In stock

This is supremely elegant natural wine
Pinot Noir with a touch of Gamay - pure Magic
Full Details
The Wine


This wine is from the Champ Drury vineyard - the blend is between 90% Pinot, 10% Gamay to 80% Pinot 20% Gamay depending on the vintage.

Nature means indeed natural, no added SO2 or anything. Originally Marie Therese was a bit worried that the wine wouldn't travel or keep all that well, but enough people insisted and so far nobody's complained. 

The soil here is limestone, and the vines are quite young by Chappaz's standards, a little over 25 years.

At first taste it's mostly Pinot, but if you have tried the Champ Drury Pinot you can see what goes missing when the Gamay's not along for the ride.

In Depth:

Like most of Marie Therese's wines, spontaneous fermentation with ambient local yeast, around 14 days maceration and maturation in oak, not new oak for this one but second/third usage

tasting notes:

Color of nice purplish ruby. In the nose, it's a touch Burgundian, sappy, but then it's also very Swiss, with red berries, "sous bois" (warm forest floor) and vanilla. In the mouth it's gleeful, more fruit, more sap.

Vintage Information


Product code 41CZ03
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Marie-Therese Chappaz
Featured Themes Cult Wine
Style Red, Blend, Dry, Still
Variety Dôle Blend, Gamay, Pinot Noir
Key Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Low Intervention, Single Vineyard, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Unfined, No Sulphur, Whole Berry, Malolactic
Country Switzerland
Region(s) Valais
Vineyard Champ Drury
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Aged In Barrel (old)
Vintage 2017
Vintages 2017
Last Tasted Nov 9, 2018
name:Grain Nature
product code:[41CZ0317]
stock: 52 in London Warehouse

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