- The Wine
The grapes for this wine come from 40 year old vines from the Abbey of Vétroz where yields are restricted to 600g/m2. They are pressed slowly and gently, followed by a single fermentation at low temperature to maximise body and roundness, while retaining finesse and freshness of aromas. The wine is then aged for 6 months in 400 litre barrels prior to bottling. The optimal maturity of the grapes gives this wine a slight residual sugar level of between 5 and 6 grams.
A golden yellow, with a bouquet characterized by expressive notes of orange peel, mandarin and a touch of vanilla. On the off-dry palate there is rich citrus fruit with touches of honey and vanilla. Good acidity, gentle tannic notes and a slight pleasing bitterness combine to make a well structured yet tender and delicate wine. Keeps up to 10 years and more. ABV 12.7%. Serve at 10-12°C with warm foie gras, freshwater fish dishes, or even mildly spiced Asian cuisine. Also good with desserts based on hazelnuts or almonds.
Popular folklore holds that the Amigne grape was introduced to the Valais two millennia ago by the Romans. Modern research disputes this idea, but is unable to prove the origin of this variety that prospers around the village of Vétroz, where broken slate soils typical of this region prove an ideal home for it.
- Additional Information
Product code GIROUDAMIGNEDANSE Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Giroud Vins Featured Themes Last Chance Colour White Wine Style Still, Dry Variety Amigne Key Features Oaked Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais Ripeness Normal Closure Synthetic Cork Last Tasted 16 Mar 2017 Vintages 2005, 2008 Vintages
size: 0.75 vintage: 2005 stock: 2
up to 2 available express
product code:  variety: Amigne
size: 0.75 vintage: 2008 stock: 20 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Amigne alcohol: 12.8 last checked in: 2017-03-16