Grain Nature

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Switzerland  Valais 

Pinot Noir with a touch of Gamay - pure Magic

Winemaker Marie-Therese Chappaz
Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, Low Intervention, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Single Vineyard, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
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This wine is from the Champ Drury vineyard - the blend is between 90% Pinot, 10% Gamay to 80% Pinot 20% Gamay depending on the vintage.

Nature means indeed natural, no added SO2 or anything. Originally Marie Therese was a bit worried that the wine wouldn't travel or keep all that well, but enough people insisted and so far nobody's complained. 

The soil here is limestone, and the vines are quite young by Chappaz's standards, a little over 25 years.

At first taste it's mostly Pinot, but if you have tried the Champ Drury Pinot you can see what goes missing when the Gamay's not along for the ride.

Wine Details

Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
Winemaker Marie-Therese Chappaz
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, Low Intervention, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Single Vineyard, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Vineyard Champ Drury
Aged In Barrel (old)
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Dôle Blend, Gamay, Pinot Noir
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Unfined, No Added Sulphur, Whole Berry, Malolactic

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
Color of nice purplish ruby. In the nose, it's a touch Burgundian, sappy, but then it's also very Swiss, with red berries, "sous bois" (warm forest floor) and vanilla. In the mouth it's gleeful, more fruit, more sap.


Product Code 41CZ0317
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.5
In a nutshell This is supremely elegant natural wine
Last Tasted 10 Oct 2022
mature evolution? No
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Gamay


Like most of Marie Therese's wines, spontaneous fermentation with ambient local yeast, around 14 days maceration and maturation in oak, not new oak for this one but second/third usage


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