Grain Noir, 2017, Chappaz

£86.89
In stock
Product code
41CZ0617
Switzerland  Valais 

A Bordeaux-style blend that is dear to Marie-Thérèse Chappaz's heart.

Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, Reserve, Low Intervention, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Single Vineyard, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot

I'd sworn not to buy "Bordeaux blend" cuvees anymore. But for this I make an exception and I dare anyone to disagree after trying it.

This wine again comes from old vines in the La Liaudisaz vineyard - it's the best exposition to mature Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. 

It's not as much a big wine as it is a vast wine - it's got breadth, depth and length. So much black fruit, and so much elegance. Like all of Marie-Thérèse's wines, there's layers of minerality and subtetly here that will give the most jaded wine person childlike wonder. It's vast - your mind, and your nose and tastebuds can travel in it. For days, it will seem so...

The wine is nice to drink now - give it time, decant it! - but would reward long cellaring if you can wait.

More Information
Winemaker Marie-Therese Chappaz
Country Switzerland
Bottle Size 75cl
Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
Region Valais
Variety Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2017
Alcohol 14.0
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 6
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Added Sulphur, Barrel Fermented, Malolactic
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Key Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, Reserve, Low Intervention, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Single Vineyard, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
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Bought In (year) 2019
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