Grain Noir

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Switzerland  Valais 

It's not as much a big wine as it is a vast wine.

Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, Reserve, Low Intervention, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
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Grain Noir 2017 75cl cl
£86.89
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London Warehouse21 in Warehouse
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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.

Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
Winemaker Marie-Therese Chappaz
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, Reserve, Low Intervention, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Unfined, Low Added Sulphur, Malolactic
2017
Product Code 41CZ0617
Size 75cl
Alcohol 14.0
mature evolution? No
Case Size 6
Closure Natural Cork
In a nutshell Merlot and Cabernet, cult wine
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