- The Wine
Not just a museum piece, this is up there with the very best Valaisan whites you will find.
Heida / Traminer / Savagnin / Païen - this is a grape variety you find all over the Alpine regions and further afield. For me it is one of the great white wine varieties, up there with Chardonnay and Riesling, producing great wines on several continents, able to go from sparkling to dessert and with great ageing potential. If you haven't tried the Swiss and Austrian versions, you owe it to yourself to try.
Serving Suggestions:Asparagus, exotic spiced vegetables, cheese plates, beef, terrines, mushrooms or fish dishes such as salmon or lobster.
The name for Chanton's Heida "Gletscherwein" (or Glacier wine) stems from the fact that the grapes used for this wine come from various high terraced sites in the "Valley of the Virgin" which leads from Visp, through Visperterminen, on towards Zermatt and the Matterhorn and grow in sight of the several glaciers in the region. Chanton's first plantings of Heida were made in 1964 and now the average age is well over 35 years.
A pale yellow, the nose has spicy minerals and exotic scents of ripe fruit and acacia honey. On the palate it is rich and expressive with hints of quince, peach and mirabelle, just a hint of residual sweetness, some peppery spice and a subtle acidity. Served chilled, around 6-8°C.
- Vintage Information
Product code CHANTONHEIDA Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Chanton Wein Featured Themes Mature Vintages Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Traminer / Heida Key Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Sulphur Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais AOC / DAC AOC Valais Vineyard Visperterminen, Varen Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Steel Serving Temperature 8 C Vintages 2008, 2010 Composition Heida 100% name: Heida vintage: 2010 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 11
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