Cornalin "Champmarais"

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Switzerland  Valais 

A powerful wine both stylish and harmonious. The ultimate expression of the Cornalin in all its typicity, barrel fermented.

Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Features Organic, Oaked, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Cornalin
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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.

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Organic, Oaked, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
AOC AOC Valais
Vineyard From a single parcel of 1 hectare located to the east of the slopes of Vétroz.
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Varieties Cornalin
Composition Cornalin 100%
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Barrel Fermented, Whole Berry
Best served with, and worthy of, the finest cuts of red meats!
Tasting Notes
Champmarais is a day-bright, pigeon-blood-red wine with purple hues. It is a rich, complex and highly fragrant wine with excellent ageing potential. It presents the aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, morello cherry and hints of spices (peppercorn, vanilla). On the palate, the wine is elegant and velvety with the fruit and wood tannins perfectly integrated. This is one wine you’ll find very hard to enjoy in moderation.
Vintage 2008
A brilliant purple colour and complex nose, which sports red berries, spiciness and a touch of incense.
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until
201241GR061213.52030
2008411304313.92023
201141GR06172040

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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