Lafnetscha 2011, Chanton

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Switzerland  Valais 
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 16 Jan 2019
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Lafnetscha
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These ancient variety white wines improve with age so we recommend buying the oldest vintage available, especially if the wine is for a tasting.

The joy of ultra-rare grapes is that we can drink them without driving them to extinction. In fact, the more we drink them the more likely they are to be cultivated!

This is a really interesting wine. Light in colour with a fruity nose and a good fruity taste.

I would like to be able to compare it to another, better known grape, but it is quite unlike any other grape!

Try it for the history and the thrill of entering the unknown. Enjoy it for the flavour and winemaking skill.

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Bottle Size 75cl
Variety Lafnetscha
Vintage 2011
Last Tasted 16 Jan 2019
Keeps at least until 2020
Is Mature Yes
Alcohol 12.3
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 12
Composition Lafnetscha 100%
Closure Natural Cork
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Steel
Key Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
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Bought In (year) 2010

The Lafnetscha grape is grown exclusively in the Haut Valais. It is believed to be closely related to another indigenous Swiss white grape, the Completer or Blanchier, grown in the Bündner Herrschaft village of Malans in eastern Switzerland. The name Lafnetscha comes from "Laff-nit-scha", a local dialect phrase suggesting this wine should not be drunk too young. Lafnetscha wines do indeed have some ageing potential if correctly made.

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