Gwäss

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Switzerland  Valais 

A delicious example made with the rare, but hugely influential, Gouais Blanc/Gwäss grape.

Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Gwäss
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Gwäss is indeed a rare grape. In 1994 a mere 1.35 hectares were cultivated commercially in the Valais and yet Gwäss was once all over Europe. Now known as "the Casanova grape", Gwass seems to have spread across Europe and crossed, probably mostly spontaneously, with just about everything. Its crossings with Pinot alone seem like they are half the family tree of great wines.

Like many of the ancient varieties Gwäss has a lot of acidity. Chanton's clean winemaking has tamed the acidity producing a very refreshing wine.

 

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Chanton Wein
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Vineyard Vispertal
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Gwäss
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Sulphur
Chinese noodle dishes, mussels, oysters, excellent summer apéritif to light pastries.
Tasting Notes
Chanton's Gwäss is highly aromatic with green forest-like aromas. Dry and well structured with good concentration of grapey fruit and some green apple flavours.
2011
Product Code 4112037
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.8
Case Size 12
Stock Levels 3 at Alpine Wines HQ
0 at London Warehouse
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