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Resi Vispertal

Ultra-rare grape revived by Chanton.

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


Source
Switzerland
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
4112040
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
11.5 %
Stock
15
Bottle Size
0.75L

[4112040] RESI VISPERTAL 2011 [White, Resi]

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Valais
Wine features
Low Intervention
Variety
Rèze
AOC / DAC / DOC
Vispertal, Visp, Valais, Switzerland
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Steel
Serve at
9
Composition
Resi 100%
Wine features
Low Intervention

More about this wine

Why we have it
Because it is a beautiful and unusual wine.
Why choose this
For its quality and the chance to experience what so few have experienced.
What to expect
A smooth spicy white with a unique character.
How to serve it
This is a very dry wine so it is nice to have something with it - cold meats and cheese nibbles for example.
Food matches
Resi is the ideal partner for traditional platters of dried meat and cheese (assiette valaisanne), or raclette and fondue dishes.
These ancient variety white wines improve with age, so we recommend buying the oldest vintage available, especially if the wine is for a tasting.

In Depth

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.

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.

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