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
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Chasselas
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This is a Fendant with a great structure. 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. There is also more fruit on the palate.

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
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 ;)
Vintage 2013
Vintage 2012
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until

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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