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Amigne de Vetroz "La Danse des Etoiles"

The rare Amigne, matured in oak. Great dining white

Premium Amigne from Giroud.


Producer

PN_7e2c0915e9.jpgGiroud, Sion

Source
Switzerland
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2005
SKU
4110068
Ripeness
Normal
Stock
2
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Valais
Wine features
Oaked
Variety
Amigne
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Wine features
Oaked

More about this wine

The grapes for this wine come from 40 year old vines from the Abbey of Vétroz where yields are restricted to 600g/m2. They are pressed slowly and gently, followed by a single fermentation at low temperature to maximise body and roundness, while retaining finesse and freshness of aromas. The wine is then aged for 6 months in 400 litre barrels prior to bottling. The optimal maturity of the grapes gives this wine a slight residual sugar level of between 5 and 6 grams.

A golden yellow, with a bouquet characterized by expressive notes of orange peel, mandarin and a touch of vanilla. On the off-dry palate there is rich citrus fruit with touches of honey and vanilla. Good acidity, gentle tannic notes and a slight pleasing bitterness combine to make a well structured yet tender and delicate wine. Keeps up to 10 years and more. ABV 12.7%. Serve at 10-12°C with warm foie gras, freshwater fish dishes, or even mildly spiced Asian cuisine. Also good with desserts based on hazelnuts or almonds.

Popular folklore holds that the Amigne grape was introduced to the Valais two millennia ago by the Romans. Modern research disputes this idea, but is unable to prove the origin of this variety that prospers around the village of Vétroz, where broken slate soils typical of this region prove an ideal home for it.



About this vintage

Vintage
2008
SKU
4112019
Composition
Amigne 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.8 %
Stock
22
Last tasted
March 16 2017
Keep until
2020+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Valais
Wine features
Oaked
Variety
Amigne
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Wine features
Oaked

More about this wine

The grapes for this wine come from 40 year old vines from the Abbey of Vétroz where yields are restricted to 600g/m2. They are pressed slowly and gently, followed by a single fermentation at low temperature to maximise body and roundness, while retaining finesse and freshness of aromas. The wine is then aged for 6 months in 400 litre barrels prior to bottling. The optimal maturity of the grapes gives this wine a slight residual sugar level of between 5 and 6 grams.

A golden yellow, with a bouquet characterized by expressive notes of orange peel, mandarin and a touch of vanilla. On the off-dry palate there is rich citrus fruit with touches of honey and vanilla. Good acidity, gentle tannic notes and a slight pleasing bitterness combine to make a well structured yet tender and delicate wine. Keeps up to 10 years and more. ABV 12.7%. Serve at 10-12°C with warm foie gras, freshwater fish dishes, or even mildly spiced Asian cuisine. Also good with desserts based on hazelnuts or almonds.

Popular folklore holds that the Amigne grape was introduced to the Valais two millennia ago by the Romans. Modern research disputes this idea, but is unable to prove the origin of this variety that prospers around the village of Vétroz, where broken slate soils typical of this region prove an ideal home for it.



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