Plantscher

In stock
Switzerland  Valais 

The Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint. This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese.

Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Plantscher
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Plantscher 2011 75cl cl
£45.25
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Plantscher, also known as Bordeaux Blanc or Gros Bourgogne, is a very rare grape despite having an impressive and much admired offspring in Hungarian Furmint. This has led to the suggestion that it may originate from Hungary rather than France as the synonyms may suggest.

Ben says (May 2018): Often, ultra-rare grapes can be a dissapointment in terms of aroma and flavour despite being of interest in other ways. On the nose this is a very fresh, citric wine, with lemon and lime dominating. In the mouth these fruits continue to express themselves and the well-balanced acidity encourages this.

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Chanton Wein
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Vineyard Varen
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Plantscher
Composition Plantscher 100%
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Added Sulphur
Cheese!
Tasting Notes
The wines are soft with floral notes, chamomile and honeysuckle with moderate acidity, as preferred by the Swiss.
2011
Product Code 4112039
Size 75cl
Alcohol 11.5
Last Tasted 2 May 2018
mature evolution? Yes
Keep Until 2020+
Case Size 12
Closure Natural Cork
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The Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint (the wine most famous in Hungarian Tokaj, and well known to our customers thanks to Heidi Schröck in Rust). This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese. It was intriguing and pleasant to drink in our tasting on Feb 4, 2012, although like most of the ancient varieties it will open up and expand with a bit of bottle age. Plantscher is only grown in Switzerland and only grown there in the region of Valais. Not only that, it is only found in one vineyard cultivated by the saviour of so many ultra-rare varieties - Josef-Marie Chanton. His son Mario has now succeeded his father at Chanton and continues his legacy with just 0.75 hectares of this ultra-rare grape.

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