Cornalin Reserve

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Switzerland  Valais 

An excellent example of Cornalin, not overly oaked, wild but elegant

Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Features Organic, Oaked, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Cornalin
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Cornalin Reserve 2018 75cl cl
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This is a step down from the superlative Chamarais (ex Champamarais) but it's also half the cost, and a lot of the magic is still there!

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.
Product Code 41GR0618
Size 75cl
Alcohol 14
In a nutshell Why haven't I imported this gem sooner?
Arrived 13 Sept 2021
Last Tasted 26 Aug 2021
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2050
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Acidity 5.3g
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites

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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