Cornalin "Champmarais" 2012, Germanier

£78.80
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Product code
41GR0612
Switzerland  Valais 
Features Oaked, Reserve, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 22 Mar 2018
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Cornalin

This is no compromise Cornalin. A ridiculous wine.

First the best vineyard location, a lot of work all year to get small but perfect yields. Then this Cornalin is both fermented and then matured in 400 litre oak barrels, with the natural local yeasts, a technique which it rewards with rich density, supple elegance in the tannins and excellent aging potential.

Dense and elegant, it is not a casual drink. Drink when you can really enjoy it.

More Information
Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Country Switzerland
Bottle Size 75cl
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Region Valais
Variety Cornalin
Vintage 2012
Last Tasted 22 Mar 2018
Keeps at least until 2030
Alcohol 13.5
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 6
Composition Cornalin 100%
Winemaking Matured on the Lees, Spontaneous Yeast, Barrel Fermented, Malolactic
Aged In Barrel (new)
Key Features Oaked, Reserve, Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Online Exclusive
Bought In (year) 2018
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This is a no compromise, over the top wine, made the old heroic way. It floors anyone who has the chance to try it.

The grapes used all come from a single vineyard where every effort is made to ensure perfection at every stage. These select Cornalin grapes are fermented open in 400 litre barrels made of new oak. The resulting wine is then aged, again in 400 litre new oak barrels, for 2 years.

An exceptionally impressive expression of Cornalin. A brilliant purple colour and complex nose which sports red berries, spiciness and a touch of incense. 

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