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Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint. This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese.

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Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint. This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese.
The Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint. This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese.
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Plantscher 2011, Chanton 12
The Wine


Plantscher, also known as Bordeaux Blanc or Gros Bourgogne, is a very rare grape despite having an impressive and much admired offspring in Hungarian Furmint. This has led to the suggestion that it may originate from Hungary rather than France as the synonyms may suggest.

Ben says (May 2018): Often, ultra-rare grapes can be a dissapointment in terms of aroma and flavour despite being of interest in other ways. On the nose this is a very fresh, citric wine, with lemon and lime dominating. In the mouth these fruits continue to express themselves and the well-balanced acidity encourages this.

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In Depth:

The Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint (the wine most famous in Hungarian Tokaj, and well known to our customers thanks to Heidi Schröck in Rust). This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese. It was intriguing and pleasant to drink in our tasting on Feb 4, 2012, although like most of the ancient varieties it will open up and expand with a bit of bottle age. Plantscher is only grown in Switzerland and only grown there in the region of Valais. Not only that, it is only found in one vineyard cultivated by the saviour of so many ultra-rare varieties - Josef-Marie Chanton. His son Mario has now succeeded his father at Chanton and continues his legacy with just 0.75 hectares of this ultra-rare grape.

tasting notes:

The wines are soft with floral notes, chamomile and honeysuckle with moderate acidity, as preferred by the Swiss.

Vintage Information


Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Chanton Wein
Featured Themes Mature Vintages, Rarities
Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still
Variety Plantscher
Key Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Sulphur
Country Switzerland
Region(s) Valais
Vineyard Varen
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Aged In Steel
Serving Temperature 12 C
Vintages 2011
Composition Plantscher 100%
product code:[4112039]
stock: 12 in London Warehouse
last checked in:2018-05-02

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