- The Wine
These ancient variety white wines improve with age so we recommend buying the oldest vintage available, especially if the wine is for a tasting.
The joy of ultra-rare grapes is that we can drink them without driving them to extinction. In fact, the more we drink them the more likely they are to be cultivated!
This is a really interesting wine. Light in colour with a fruity nose and a good fruity taste.
I would like to be able to compare it to another, better known grape, but it is quite unlike any other grape!
Try it for the history and the thrill of entering the unknown. Enjoy it for the flavour and winemaking skill.
Serving Suggestions:Sauerkraut, pot-au-feu, hors d'oeuvres, shrimp, shellfish, cheese and onion cakes, Raclette, and Fondue.
The Lafnetscha grape is grown exclusively in the Haut Valais. It is believed to be closely related to another indigenous Swiss white grape, the Completer or Blanchier, grown in the Bündner Herrschaft village of Malans in eastern Switzerland. The name Lafnetscha comes from "Laff-nit-scha", a local dialect phrase suggesting this wine should not be drunk too young. Lafnetscha wines do indeed have some ageing potential if correctly made.
Chanton's Lafnetscha has a light but complex nose of pine forest, linden blossom, bergamot and ripe bananas. On the palate it is quite full-bodied, dry with good concentration of fruit and a fresh lively acidity. It is a very refreshing wine.
- Vintage Information
Product code CHANTONLAFNETSCHA Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Chanton Wein Featured Themes Mature Vintages, Rarities Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Lafnetscha Key Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Sulphur Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais Vineyard Vispertal, Lalden, Brigerbad Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Steel Serving Temperature 9 Vintages 2011 Composition Lafnetscha 100% Last Tasted 30 Jun 2016 name: Lafnetscha vintage: 2011 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 15 in London Warehouse
1 at Alpine Wines House
alcohol: 12.3 last checked in: 2019-01-16
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