Chanton Wein - Guido Brivio - Marie-Therese Chappaz

Chanton Wein - Guido Brivio - Marie-Therese Chappaz

Marie-Therese Chappaz' fantastic wines

Motivated by a long family-business tradition in the drinks industry, Guido Brivio set out at the beginning to target restaurants and speciality wine shops with high quality Swiss wines.

""The canton of Ticino has been producing Merlot here for 100 years. About 90% of the grapes grown here are Merlot, grown with an Italian touch, and we want to concentrate on becoming a specialist on Merlot. The soil here is ideal for that type of grape. We are lucky because Merlot is recognised internationally and much easier to sell than a Fendant.

"In the canton of Ticino, from north to south, there are fantastic soil conditions for Merlot. Merlot is a great grape. You can make tons of different styles of wine, rosé, white, dry white, blend it with Cabernet, make it red and fruity and light, or make a big heavy red for aging. Our dry white Merlot is very popular.

"In the south, where we are, the soil is mainly clay. This produces a tobacco smell, spicy, Cuban cigar and contributes to a nice elegant Merlot.

"The winery has been completely renovated with the adoption of the most advanced wine-making technology and we are gradually replacing all of the wine-making machinery. Currently, the winery can process up to 300,000 kilos of grapes through the use of high-tech systems.

"To obtain the best grapes in Ticino, closer personal contacts were established with the region's wine-growers and new vineyards were planted in accordance with the most recent wine-growing methods. They produce grapes of the highest quality, among the best that this territory can offer.

"The aging of the wines is in French oak barrels in our centuries-old cellars dug deep into the rock at the base of Monte Generoso. They were built to season cheese, salami and to mature wine. Also for those who built them to party with their friends.

"There is natural aeration through holes dug in the rock to channel a flow of cool air into the cellars. When it rains the water pushes out fresh air on this Swiss side. This produces the ideal atmospheric conditions for making wine. The perfect level of humidity is also maintained naturally that way.

""We decided six years ago that the best indication of the quality and demand for our wines was from the market not from competition. My personal opinion is there are too many international competitions. There are Gold medals everywhere. What is the meaning of 50 Gold medals from the same competition? There is supposed to be one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze. It is confusing for people when they see so many medals. Having so many medals and competitions lacks value.

"Our focus is to promote our wines on the ground, meeting people and letting them taste. The feedback we receive from the market is real and valuable. It is important to us that people buy and talk about our wines."

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  • Gewürztraminer Chanton Wein

    The wine that was never meant to be. Last chance.
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    Riflessi d'Epoca

    Riflessi d'Epoca Guido Brivio

    "made the old way" Ticino Merlot
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    Touché Guido Brivio

    The perfectly balanced Merlot - fruit and body, still at a nice price, just right. "Touché" indeed.
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    Platinum Guido Brivio

    A masterpiece of concentration.
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    Dogaia Guido Brivio

    An extremely clever red blend. For those who like mineral reds but want a full body too
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    Lafnetscha Chanton Wein

    If you like to try rare grapes, here is one of the rarest!
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    Himbertscha Chanton Wein

    Rescued in 1984 this is a dry Alpine white
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    Plantscher Chanton Wein

    Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint. This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese.
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    Gwäss Chanton Wein

    The casanova grape
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    Heida Mario Beerenauslese

    Heida Mario Beerenauslese Chanton Wein

    Incredibly complex and crystal pure dessert wine.
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    Eyholzer Roter

    Eyholzer Roter Chanton Wein

    A surprising Alpine red, pale, fruity but also surprisingly, err, animal
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    Riesling Chanton Wein

    An elegant Riesling - notes of green apple.
  • Riesling Mario Trockenbeerenauslese Chanton Wein

    A superb 'stickie' from Chanton.
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    Baiocco Guido Brivio

    A crowd pleaser both for Merlot lovers and a surprise to the "I don't like Merlot" crowd.
  • Contrada Bianco di Merlot Guido Brivio

    We're out of Terre Alte so you get Contrada at the price of Terre Alte :)
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    Fendant President Troillet

    Fendant President Troillet Marie-Therese Chappaz

    The most famous Fendant of Marie Therese's range - possibly the first of her wines I knew
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    Grain Ermitage

    Grain Ermitage Marie-Therese Chappaz

    My special favourite in Marie-Therese Chappaz's range. Stunning year on year
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    Grain Nature

    Grain Nature Marie-Therese Chappaz

    This is supremely elegant natural wine
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    Dole La Liaudisaz

    Dole La Liaudisaz Marie-Therese Chappaz

    A gorgeous concentrated Dole, without being too serious
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    Grain Noble Arvine

    Grain Noble Arvine Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Legendary sweet wine
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    Grain Noir

    Grain Noir Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Cabernet and Merlot in Alpine purity
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    Fendant La Liaudisaz wine bottle on its side

    Fendant La Liaudisaz Marie-Therese Chappaz

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    Grain Arvine

    Grain Arvine Marie-Therese Chappaz

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