Amigne - Petite Arvine - Pinot Noir
When grown with care and passion, Pinot Noir is a fabulous and food friendly red. We have world class "cold climate" Pinot Noir from winemakers in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Truly unique ones, too.
Amigne is grown around the village of Vétroz in Valais, Switzerland, and pretty much nowhere else on the planet. Very rare, very versatile, very delicious!
There are only 18 authorised growers in the area. For this reason it is often referred to as Amigne de Vétroz. The name ‘Amigne’ is derived from the Latin ‘amoenus’ meaning enjoyable or delicious.
From the Romans onwards there has been much debate as to the origin of the grape. Nevertheless, it is grown on terraced vineyards made up of glacial moraine and black schist which help provide Amigne with its unique character.
The wine made from Amigne ranges from bone dry to syrupy sweet, including Amigne flétrie made from grapes left to shrivel and concentrate on the vine.
When it comes to residual sugar, there is a system introduced in 2005, not unlike the putonya system for Tokaj wines. For Amigne they use Bees (Abeilles) which indicate three levels of sweetness with three Bees being the sweetest.
Mitis Amigne de Vétroz Cave Jean Rene GermanierA stunning sweet. 2011.
Petite Arvine Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene GermanierA fantastically balanced Petite Arvine
Eclat Valais MundiNo compromise wine - oaked yet pure light and infinitely subtle.
Pinot Noir Neuchâtel Domaine de MontmollinSmooth Pinot Noir, won Grand Or in Brussels in 2017