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Fendant Fauconnier

A classic but complex fendant.

The more traditional of our two Maye Fendants. Fruity, mineral and perfectly balanced, this is made to conquer hearts.


Source
Switzerland
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2013
SKU
4115014
Composition
Chasselas 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
11.8 %
Stock
-18
Last tasted
2017
Keep until
2022+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Valais
Wine features
Unoaked, Slow Wine
Winemaking features
Malolactic
Variety
Chasselas
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Wine features
Unoaked, Slow Wine
Winemaking
Malolactic

More about this wine

Why we have it
We wanted one of the traditional Fendants from Simon Maye & Fils.
Why choose this
An excellent mid-range Fendant from a renowned producer.
What to expect
The classic fruity minerality of a Fendant with a hint of white flowers from Alpine meadows.
How to serve it
8-10°C.
Food matches
Fondue and raclette are the traditional Swiss cheese dishes that you would pair with a Fendant and the other classic is lake (freshwater) fish such as perch. It also works well with other white meat dishes especially if they are in a cream sauce.

Simon Maye & Fils produce two traditional Fendants from vineyards in Chamoson, Trémazières and Fauconnier. In the past we have had both Fendants but have decided that Fauconnier works best in our range of Fendants. With its hints of the white flowers that you find in Alpine meadows to go along with the classic fruity minerality you expect from a Fendant. Fauconnier. It comes from a Chasselas vineyard in the lieu-dit "Prés des Pierres" where the other vineyards are Pinot Noir and Syrah. (Trèmazières is itself a lieu-dit and is also where the Païen (Heida) vineyard is found.)



In Depth

The Chasselas grapes come from the Maye vineyard in the lieu-dit "Prés des Pierres" in Chamoson where the soil is a chalky, slightly sandy gravel. Whole bunches are gently pressed and fermented at 20°C. The wine is aged on fine lees through March and bottled in April. Traditionaly consumed young, it nonetheless can easily be kept three years.

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