Himbertscha

Starting at £48.18

In stock
Switzerland  Valais 

Nobody really knows much of the origins of the white Himbertscha grape. The variety was nearly extinct until its cultivation was revived in 1984 by Chanton.

Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Himbertscha
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Himbertscha 2011 75cl cl
£48.18

As do many of the ancient varieties, Himbertscha benefits from ageing, so our recommendation is to buy the oldest vintage available unless you intend the bottles for laying down.

Ben says (October 2017): With less than 0.2 hectares in the entire world, drinking this wine is drinking ultra-rare history. The vines, and hence the grape, were rescued by Chanton and exist purely because of his dedication.

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Chanton Wein
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Vineyard Varen
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Himbertscha
Composition Himbertscha 100%
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Sulphur
2011
Product Code 4112041
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.3
Last Tasted 27 Oct 2017
Keep Until 2020
Case Size 12
Stock Levels 11 at awhq
0 at bwa
0 at default
Fish tartare, fish with lemon, trout, chilled as an apéritif with mountain cheese. Also one to try with Raclette and Fondue.
Tasting Notes

Chanton's Himbertscha is a straw-yellow, with aromas of strawberry, hazlenuts, mango and spring herbs like wild garlic, dandelion and lemon balm. It is fresh and fruity on the palate with bright zippy acidity. Herbaceous and warm.

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