Le Lézard Rouge 2019, Badoux

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Switzerland  Chablais 
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
Last Tasted 30 Jun 2021
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Garanoir
  • Pinot Noir

I must say I fell in love with the Lézard rouge. It does start with the label which hints at something minimalist and yet bold. Spot on.

The wine is really, well, Pinot Noir as an undercover agent - it intrigues, it delights, it then pulls the rug from under your feet. It then picks you up and smuggles you over the border in the rug... err... maybe I took that metaphor a little too far. 

And if you're not a wine geek, it's just a deliciously fruity but bold wine to share over dinner.

Winemaker: Daniel Dufaux

Flo says (July 2018): I have had dreams about this wine. When I am lucky enough to try it, it is a wine to savour and adore. Highly recommend.  

More Information
Arrival Date 10 Jan 2021
Bottle Size 75cl
AOC / DAC Chablais
Variety Garanoir, Pinot Noir
Vintage 2019
Last Tasted 30 Jun 2021
Keeps at least until 2035
Is Mature No
Alcohol 14.8
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 6
Composition Pinot Noir 92%, Gamaret 8%
Closure Natural Cork
sweetness dry
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Foudre (big wood)
Key Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Valhallas Goat
Bought In (year) 2020

Grown in steep terraces on gravel and shale soil, the vineyard enjoys plenty of sunshine and excellent natural drainage of the land. The heat of the mountain, the foehn and breezes caress the vineyards to the ideal ripeness, thus allowing a later harvest.

After the Pinot Noir harvest, the grapes are de-stalked and then undergo a long process of maceration during which fermentation takes place. This lasts 4-5 weeks and allows the extraction of colour and tannins, two fundamental elements for the balance of red wines. In addition, during this period ' The Red Lizard ' has a slight maceration for a few hours on the lees of Garanoir.

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