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Explorer Pair: Valais Classics

, Switzerland
Two Swiss classics

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Explorer Pair: Valais Classics

, Switzerland

Availability: In stock

Two Swiss classics
Beautiful Classic Valais from Jean René Germanier
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Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru 2016, Germanier   +£0.00

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Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru

This is a Fendant with a great structure. The influence of the Vétroz soil lives up to a full bouquet with a strong flint note, far more than you might normally expect with Chasselas. There is also more fruit on the palate.

Dole Balavaud Grand Cru

Dôle --a traditional Swiss blend-- combines the elegance and body of Pinot Noir with the fruitiness and structure of Gamay.
Dôle is to Valais reds what Fendant is to white - a staple offering in the region. Skiers in the Valais are equally likely to have come across this wines as they are to have encountered Fendant.
If you're going to drink a red with Swiss melted cheese dishes like raclette or fondue, make it Dôle.
The blend brings harmony and balance. It is very light red in colour. It had a complex nose of cherries, raspberries, strawberries and spices which come through on the palate as well. Medium-bodied, smooth and easy drinking. The Pinot brings finesse and earthiness while the Gamay brings fruit and structure. This wine has complex fruit aromas; it is rich with spicy notes. The finish is long. It is an intriguing wine as it does not taste like a Pinot Noir or a Gamay. It has its own unique identity and the two grape varieties pair well.

1 x Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru 2016, Germanier
1 x Dole Balavaud Grand Cru 2016, Germanier

Our cases are ranged from Discovery to Indulgence (bronze to platinum).

Whereas there is a measure of "quality" it is mostly a level of complexity and diversity.

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