Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru

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Switzerland  Valais 

An impressive example of classic Fendant

Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Features Unoaked, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Chasselas
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Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru 2022 75cl cl
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This is a Fendant with a great structure.

The Balavaud is a steep area of perfect exposition, and the soil is primary rock covered with the results of a prehistoric landslide.

The influence of the Vétroz soil is found in the full bouquet with a strong flint note, far more than you might normally expect with Chasselas. 

Wine Details

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Unoaked, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
AOC AOC Valais
Cru Vetroz Grand Cru
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Chasselas
Composition Chasselas 100%
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Malolactic

Serving Suggestions

Chasselas goes with nearly everything, as it is so versatile. The variety's "neutrality" is an asset here. Classic matches are of course the traditional cheese dishes, and fresh water fish such as perch and trout. But you'd be surprised how well it goes with a Sunday roast, for example. One of my favourite matches for this particular fendant was trout with herb butter and roasted hazelnuts. Refrain from lemon ;)

Tasting Notes

Vintage 2013
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Vintages

2022
Product Code 41GR0122x6
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12
In a nutshell New vintage coming
Arrived 22 Dec 2023
Last Tasted 1 Feb 2024
mature evolution? No
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition Chasselas 100%
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until
201841GR011813
201641GR011612.52025+
20144116015122025
20134114023122020

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The grape is not unclustered and not sugared. This wine is lightly pressured. The clear must is drawn off after the solid matter has settled. The first and the second fermentations are realized under temperature control.

The appellation "Vétroz Grand Cru", limited to four grape varieties, designates wines produced according to regulations established in 1993, which require limited yields and rigorous standards of vinification. For each vintage a commission of judges inspects and certifies all plots designated as Grand Cru.

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