- The Wine
Grapes are grown in a vineyard called "Tzouma" or "Zoumaz" at the foot of the Massif du Haut de Cry. This is a dry arid site with limestone soils and a hot microclimate influenced by heat retained in the rockface above the site. Yield 60 hl/hectare. The grapes were very mature when late harvested with 95° Oechsle. Full destemming with a 21 day maceration/fermentation and twice daily pigeage followed by tank ageing until a July bottling.
A deep red with peppery wild aromas, full-bodied with dark red fruit flavours, again pepper and minerals all evident on the long finish. Good companion for lamb pasta and cheese dishes. Serve 16-18°C.
2009: 12% ABV.
Ben says of the 2012 (July 2016):This is a wine to get now and drink now. There are only a few bottles left and they are at their peak. Do not leave it too late!
Ben says of the 2012 (February 2018): This is still one to get and drink now and it is still fantastic! How much longer it can remain so good, I don't know.
- Additional Information
Product code MAYEHUMAGNE Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Simon Maye et Fils Featured Themes Last Chance, On Offer, Re-tasted Recently Colour Red Wine Style Red, Still, Dry Variety Humagne Rouge Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Last Tasted 14 Feb 2018 Vintages 2009, 2011 Vintages
size: 0.75 vintage: 2009 stock: 11 product code:  variety: Humagne Rouge
size: 0.75 vintage: 2011 stock: 37 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Humagne Rouge alcohol: 11.8 last checked in: 2018-02-14
tasting notes:A deep red with peppery wild aromas, full-bodied with dark red fruit flavours, again pepper, and minerals, all evident on the long finish.
- Tasting Notes
2011:A deep red with peppery wild aromas, full-bodied with dark red fruit flavours, again pepper, and minerals, all evident on the long finish.