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Plantscher

The Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint. This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese.


Source
Switzerland
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
4112039
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
11.5 %
Stock
15
Bottle Size
0.75L

[4112039] PLANTSCHER 2011 [White, Plantscher]

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Valais
Wine features
Slow Wine
Variety
Plantscher
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Vineyard
Varen
Aged in
Steel
Serve at
12
Composition
Plantscher 100%
Wine features
Slow Wine

More about this wine

Food matches
Cheese!
Plantscher, also known as Bordeaux Blanc or Gros Bourgogne, is a very rare grape despite having an impressive and much admired offspring in Hungarian Furmint. This has led to the suggestion that it may originate from Hungary rather than France as the synonyms may suggest.

In Depth

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.

Tasting Notes

The wines are soft with floral notes, chamomile and honeysuckle with moderate acidity, as preferred by the Swiss.

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