- The Wine
Grapes are grown in a vineyard called "Tzouma" or "Zoumaz" at the foot of the Massif du Haut de Cry. This is a dry arid site with limestone soils and a hot microclimate influenced by heat retained in the rockface above the site. Yield 60 hl/hectare. The grapes were very mature when late harvested with 95° Oechsle. Full destemming with a 21 day maceration/fermentation and twice daily pigeage followed by tank ageing until a July bottling.
A deep red with peppery wild aromas, full-bodied with dark red fruit flavours, again pepper and minerals all evident on the long finish. Good companion for lamb pasta and cheese dishes. Serve 16-18°C.
2009: 12% ABV.
Ben says of the 2012 (July 2016):This is a wine to get now and drink now. There are only a few bottles left and they are at their peak. Do not leave it too late!
Ben says of the 2012 (February 2018): This is still one to get and drink now and it is still fantastic! How much longer it can remain so good, I don't know.
Humagne Rouge (2011)0.75 2018-02-14
tasting notes:A deep red with peppery wild aromas, full-bodied with dark red fruit flavours, again pepper, and minerals, all evident on the long finish.
- Vintage Information
Product code MAYEHUMAGNE Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Simon Maye et Fils Style Red, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Humagne Rouge Key Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Vintages 2009, 2011 Last Tasted Feb 14, 2018 name: Humagne Rouge vintage: 2009 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 3 in London Warehouse
name: Humagne Rouge vintage: 2011 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 15 in London Warehouse
alcohol: 11.8 last checked in: 2018-02-14
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I was offered this as a "substitute" for Chanton Humagne Rouge 2006 of which I had ordered 12 but there were only 9 available. If anything, the substitute is better than what I ordered !. You cannot ask for better than that.
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