Resi Vispertal

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Switzerland  Valais 

The Rèze, or Resi, grape is one of the oldest white grape varieties still grown in the Valais.

Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Resi
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For its quality and the chance to experience what so few have experienced.
Because it is a beautiful and unusual wine.
A smooth spicy white with a unique character.

These ancient variety white wines improve with age, so we recommend buying the oldest vintage available, especially if the wine is for a tasting.

Ben says of the 2011 (February 2018): The original expectation of gooseberry and green apple is now gone as the years have developed this wine beautifully. A light floral, aromatic nose with hints of apricot, quince paste, beeswax, honeysuckle and a slight citrus feel. In the mouth there is a lovely, gentle bitterness of grapefruit or pomelo and the aromatics are much more prevalent. This is a delightful wine made from an ultra-rare grape.

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Chanton Wein
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
AOC Vispertal, Visp, Valais, Switzerland
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Resi
Composition Resi 100%
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Added Sulphur
This is a very dry wine so it is nice to have something with it - cold meats and cheese nibbles for example.
Resi is the ideal partner for traditional platters of dried meat and cheese (assiette valaisanne), or raclette and fondue dishes.
Tasting Notes
A pale lemon yellow, the wine has a rich bouquet of citrus and herbs. On the palate, smooth, with spice, resin and bitter almonds with good acidity. Good length.
2011
Product Code 4112040
Size 75cl
Alcohol 11.5
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Chanton has re-established this variety in a vineyard above Visp, planted in 1990. Once, Rèze was grown widely here, but in more recent times has suffered serious decline with less than a hectare remaining in commercial production around Sierre and in the alpine vineyards of Visperterminen. Various factors have conspired to cause this - it's hard to grow, has limited yield and lesser examples can be thin, acidic and uninspiring. Much of the production from around Sierre is used to make a base wine for the sherry-like Vin des Glaciers, a highly sought-after rarity. The Resi from Visperterminen are of a higher quality.

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