- 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.
Ben says of the 2011 (February 2018): The original expectation of gooseberry and green apple is now gone as the years have developed this wine beautifully. A light floral, aromatic nose with hints of apricot, quince paste, beeswax, honeysuckle and a slight citrus feel. In the mouth there is a lovely, gentle bitterness of grapefruit or pomelo and the aromatics are much more prevalent. This is a delightful wine made from an ultra-rare grape.
Why we have it:
Because it is a beautiful and unusual wine.
Why you should pick this wine:
For its quality and the chance to experience what so few have experienced.
What to expect:
A smooth spicy white with a unique character.
Serving Suggestions:This is a very dry wine so it is nice to have something with it - cold meats and cheese nibbles for example.
Resi is the ideal partner for traditional platters of dried meat and cheese (assiette valaisanne), or raclette and fondue dishes.
Chanton has re-established this variety in a vineyard above Visp, planted in 1990. Once, Rèze was grown widely here, but in more recent times has suffered serious decline with less than a hectare remaining in commercial production around Sierre and in the alpine vineyards of Visperterminen. Various factors have conspired to cause this - it's hard to grow, has limited yield and lesser examples can be thin, acidic and uninspiring. Much of the production from around Sierre is used to make a base wine for the sherry-like Vin des Glaciers, a highly sought-after rarity. The Resi from Visperterminen are of a higher quality.
- Additional Information
Product code CHANTONRESI Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Chanton Wein Serving Suggestion This is a very dry wine so it is nice to have something with it - cold meats and cheese nibbles for example. Featured Themes Last Chance, Rarities Style Still, Dry Variety Resi Key Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Low Intervention, Vegetarian and Vegan Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Sulphur Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais AOC / DAC Vispertal, Visp, Valais, Switzerland Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Steel Serving Temperature 9 C Vintages 2011 Last Tasted 14 Feb 2018 Composition Resi 100% Vintages
size: 0.75 vintage: 2011 stock: 6 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Resi alcohol: 11.5 last checked in: 2018-02-14
- Tasting Notes
Tasting NotesA pale lemon yellow, the wine has a rich bouquet of citrus and herbs. On the palate, smooth, with spice, resin and bitter almonds with good acidity. Good length.