- The Wine
This is one of my favourites from Simon Maye. They are famous for their reds but for me the aromatics in the Paien are just heavenly. A dry wine with much body, with aromas and flavours of citrus and quince and exceptional length.
The grapes for this wine come from 2 individual vineyards, Trémazières and Chauffisse, where gravel soils suit this variety perfectly with a yield of 45 hl/hectare. The grapes were harvested manually with 100° Oechsle and gently pressed, followed by slow alcoholic fermentation at 20°C and resting on the lees with regular batonnage. Bottled after 2 years.
Good companion for fish, sausage, beans, salted meat and even mild curry. Keeps to 10 years, serve chilled to 12°C. 13.5% ABV.
- Vintage Information
Product code MAYEPAIEN Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Simon Maye et Fils Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Traminer / Heida Key Features Oaked, "Slow Wine" Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Vintages 2008, 2012 Last Tasted May 5, 2016 name: Paien (Heida) vintage: 2012 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 14
Reviews for Paien (Heida) 1 item(s)
A great surprise
This really surprised me - delicious! - it was both smooth and tingly at the same time. Not a grape I am used to but will have to get more.
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- A great surprise