Amigne - Chasselas
Chasselas is the typical white wine in Switzerland. If you've been for drinks on a terrace on lake Geneva, in Zurich or in a ski resort, chances are you were offered Chasselas.
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.
Mitis Amigne de Vétroz 2011, Germanier Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Mitis Amigne de Vetroz 2014, Germanier Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Mitis Amigne de Vétroz 2015, Germanier Cave Jean Rene GermanierDelivery week of Sept 16th
Blanc de Blancs Demi-Sec Domaine de Maison BlancheElderflower bubbles.
Blanc de Blancs Demi-Sec 2012. Maison Blanche Domaine de Maison BlancheSpecial Price in November
Blanc de Blancs Demi Sec 2016 Maison Blanche Domaine de Maison BlancheCreamy with Elderflower