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Amigne

If you are looking for rare grapes there are few rarer than this. Nearly all the world’s Amigne is grown around the village of Vétroz in Valais, Switzerland. There are only 18 authorised growers in the area. For this reason it is often referred to as Amigne de Vétroz. The name ‘Amigne’ is derived from the Latin ‘amoenus’ meaning enjoyable or delicious.

From the Romans onwards there has been much debate as to the origin of the grape. Nevertheless, it is grown on terraced vineyards made up of glacial moraine and black schist which help provide Amigne with its unique character.

The wine made from Amigne ranges from bone dry to syrupy sweet, including Amigne flétrie made from grapes left to shrivel and concentrate on the vine.

When it comes to residual sugar, there is a system introduced in 2005, not unlike the putonya system for Tokaj wines. For Amigne they use Bees (Abeilles) which indicate three levels of sweetness with three Bees being the sweetest.

Very rare, very versatile, very delicious!

Amigne' Wines

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Switzerland
White

Cave Jean-René Germanier
A stunning sweet. 2011.
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Switzerland
White

Cave Jean-René Germanier
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Switzerland
White

Cave Jean-René Germanier
Discover one of the best Amigne.
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Switzerland
White

Provins
Serious Swiss Oaked Blend
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Switzerland
White

Giroud, Sion
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Switzerland
White

Giroud, Sion
The rare Amigne, matured in oak. Great dining white
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Switzerland
White

Varone Vins
Fun, youthful, off dry white, made of typical Valais grapes.
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