The Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint. This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese.
About this vintage
- 11.5 %
- Bottle Size
 PLANTSCHER 2011 [White, Plantscher]
More about this wine
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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.
The wines are soft with floral notes, chamomile and honeysuckle with moderate acidity, as preferred by the Swiss.