Humagne Rouge is a traditional Swiss grape variety grown in Valais. Stylistically, Humagne Rouge wines tend to vary between darker red wines, a bit lighter than Syrah, with rustic and herbal notes over peppery black fruit to an elegant light-red wine, a bit like a well structured Pinot Noir with amazing tannins. This lighter style and what we call the elegance-with-an-edge approach that seeks to balance the two possibilities, are largely responsible for Humagne Rouge's increasing popularity, but the more Syrah-like style still has its adherents.
Humagne Rouge is a late ripening variety and the rustic and herbal notes diminish as the grape reaches phenolic maturity, so the choice of a vineyard site is very important in terms of obtaining the result you want. When discussing Humagne Rouge, Robert Taramarcaz commented that it was the variety where the style of wine being produced in Valais had changed the most in the last 10 years.
Terpsichore 2009, Domaine des Muses Domaine des MusesFantastic early vintage of this phenomenal wine
Terpsichore Séduction Rouge Domaine des MusesA stunning blend of the two main Valais native reds. Worth every penny!
Humagne Rouge Cave Jean Rene GermanierShows how interesting Humagne Rouge can be.
Humagne Rouge, Maître de Chais ProvinsHumagne rouge is both floral and animal