Cave de La Cote - Edmond Jacquin et Fils - Marie-Therese Chappaz
Winery of the Year Switzerland 2019, Grand Prix du Vin Suisse. Marie-Therese Chappaz' fantastic wines
Created in 1929 by some of La Côte's winegrowers Uvavins - Cave de La Côte is a co-operative producing more than 200 different vintages representing the different towns and terroirs of the region including Clos, Châteaux (castles), Domaines (estates), all with well-marked tastes and characters.
The wines are of superb quality and the team is ambitious to continue to create wines of international calibre as shown by the number of medals they win.
In 1929, eighty-five winegrowers from Morges and the surrounding region decided to get together to establish the Cave des Viticulteurs de Morges, which immediately equipped itself with many wine presses and vats for the storage of harvests and started to commercialise them.
Then, from 1974 onwards the Cave des Viticulteurs de Morges adopted the current name of Uvavins - Cave de La Côte.
I'm very impressed with your service and will certainly be ordering more wine in the future. Having made several visits to Austria in the last few years, I've acquired a taste for their wine which, apart from Grüner Veltliner, is hard to find here. I was really pleased when my sister passed on your details. Although I'm only just tasting my second bottle, the quality is excellent-makes me almost imagine I am back in my beloved Tyrol!
It was the first time I have ordered from Alpine Wines and I just wanted to say that I found the unexpected follow-up call a very nice touch. I am also pleased to report that it was the winning wine for our Austrian evening at our very informal wine club!
As a half-Swiss I know what distinctive, quality wines Switzerland can produce. Until now, the problem has been locating them in the UK, since the demise of the Swiss Centre in Leicester Square many years ago. Keep them coming!
PS: I would like to see, and taste a pinot noir or two from the Germanic region - very distinctive from Burgundy, but more importantly from the lighter, thinner Germanic pinot.