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Petite Arvine

Petite Arvine, a white grape, is a long established Valaisan grape variety and is one of the varieties that makes the Valais so very interesting. It is considered by many to be the quintessential Valaisan white wine grape.

When vinified dry, the wine can be very classy with excellent structure, a bouquet including aromas of grapefruit, wisteria, rhubarb and honey, a palate of concentrated fruit balanced with good acidity and sometimes a saline note on the finish.

It ages well and because of these qualities, is very popular and is widely grown in the Valais, where there are today some 115 hectares in various sites along the valley from Sion to Martigny.

The Petite Arvine can be fussy in the vineyard being frost-sensitive and requiring quite a lot of water thus limiting the sites which are suitable. Yields are quite low by Swiss standards, from 0.5 to 0.7 litres per square metre.

Opinion is divided over its origins. It is widely believed to have originated from the region of Martigny, although some think it originates in the Aosta valley in Italy from where it arrived in Valais towards the end of the Middle Ages. Officially, it is of "unknown origin". This of course, applies to its parentage, as recent DNA tests have been unable to reveal anything to identify any close relationships at all.

Petite Arvine' Wines

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Switzerland
White

Cave Jean-René Germanier
NEW! 2015 just in.
petitearvinegrandmetral_side
Switzerland
White
chapitre_-_copy_1
Switzerland
White

Provins
Serious Swiss Oaked Blend
eclat_-_copy_1
Switzerland
White

Valais Mundi
No compromise and infinitely subtle.
euterpe_side
Switzerland
White

Domaine des Muses
Seduction is certainly the right word. This is a stunning white
petitearvine_1
Switzerland
White

Simon Maye & Fils
A magical petite arvine
blandice_blanc_1
Switzerland
White

Varone Vins
Fun, youthful, off dry white, made of typical Valais grapes.
chanton_petite-arvine_side_2
Switzerland
White

Chanton Weine
danse_des_etoiles_petite_arvine_borgeaux_side_1
Switzerland
White
petite_arvine_-_copy_2
Switzerland
White
side_domaine_des_muses_petite_arvine_valais_-_copy_1
Switzerland
White

Domaine des Muses
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