- The Wine
Humagne Rouge is a traditional Swiss variety grown in Valais and is the most interesting of Switzerland's indigenous red varieties.
A scintillating red colour with good clarity. A complex nose with hints of leather, elderflower and terra cotta. The palate is supple and fruity with soft smooth, tannins, a lovely balance, finely poised between elegance and rusticity, leading to a lingering finish.
The grapes undergo cold maceration for ten days prior to punched cap fermentation. Matured in stainless steel for 12 months.
Ben says of the 2012 (February 2018): The leather notes have been given a real mature boost of richness, notes of raspberry stems, and a hint of smokiness. Dark stewed fruits dominate the flavour but there are lighter notes of raspberry. This is a big wine, despite a lack of any oak. The grape gives such great aromas and flavours and I know many who will love not having any vanilla! Sophistication meets rustic in a perfect blend.
- Additional Information
Product code 41GRHUMROUGE Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier Featured Themes Last Chance, Re-tasted Recently Colour Red Wine Style Red, Still, Dry Variety Humagne Rouge Key Features Organic, Unoaked, Low Intervention More Features Slow Wine, Malolactic Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais Cru Vétroz Ripeness Normal Last Tasted 19 Oct 2016 Composition 100% Humagne Rouge Vintages 2012, 2013 Vintages
size: 0.75 vintage: 2012 stock: 22 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Humagne Rouge alcohol: 13 last checked in: 2018-02-14
size: 0.75 vintage: 2013 stock: 3 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Humagne Rouge alcohol: 13 last checked in: 2016-10-19