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Heida

Mouth-wateringly fantastic. A taste of summer meadows. This is up there with the very best Valaisan whites you will find.


Source
Switzerland
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2008
SKU
4110146
Ripeness
Normal
Stock
1
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Valais
Wine features
Slow Wine
Variety
Savagnin / Heida / Traminer / Paien
AOC / DAC / DOC
AOC Valais
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Vineyard
Visperterminen, Varen
Aged in
Steel
Serve at
8
Composition
Heida 100%
Wine features
Slow Wine

More about this wine

Food matches
Asparagus, exotic spiced vegetables, cheese plates, beef, terrines, mushrooms or fish dishes such as salmon or lobster.

Not just a museum piece, this is up there with the very best Valaisan whites you will find.

Heida / Traminer / Savagnin / Païen - this is a grape variety you find all over the Alpine regions and further afield. For me it is one of the great white wine varieties, up there with Chardonnay and Riesling, producing great wines on several continents, able to go from sparkling to dessert and with great ageing potential. If you haven't tried the Swiss and Austrian versions, you owe it to yourself to try.



In Depth

The name for Chanton's Heida "Gletscherwein" (or Glacier wine) stems from the fact that the grapes used for this wine come from various high terraced sites in the "Valley of the Virgin" which leads from Visp, through Visperterminen, on towards Zermatt and the Matterhorn and grow in sight of the several glaciers in the region. Chanton's first plantings of Heida were made in 1964 and now the average age is well over 35 years.

Tasting Notes

A pale yellow, the nose has spicy minerals and exotic scents of ripe fruit and acacia honey. On the palate it is rich and expressive with hints of quince, peach and mirabelle, just a hint of residual sweetness, some peppery spice and a subtle acidity. Served chilled, around 6-8°C.

About this vintage

Vintage
2010
SKU
4112038
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
11 %
Stock
18
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Valais
Wine features
Slow Wine
Variety
Savagnin / Heida / Traminer / Paien
AOC / DAC / DOC
AOC Valais
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Vineyard
Visperterminen, Varen
Aged in
Steel
Serve at
8
Composition
Heida 100%
Wine features
Slow Wine

More about this wine

Food matches
Asparagus, exotic spiced vegetables, cheese plates, beef, terrines, mushrooms or fish dishes such as salmon or lobster.

Not just a museum piece, this is up there with the very best Valaisan whites you will find.

Heida / Traminer / Savagnin / Païen - this is a grape variety you find all over the Alpine regions and further afield. For me it is one of the great white wine varieties, up there with Chardonnay and Riesling, producing great wines on several continents, able to go from sparkling to dessert and with great ageing potential. If you haven't tried the Swiss and Austrian versions, you owe it to yourself to try.



In Depth

The name for Chanton's Heida "Gletscherwein" (or Glacier wine) stems from the fact that the grapes used for this wine come from various high terraced sites in the "Valley of the Virgin" which leads from Visp, through Visperterminen, on towards Zermatt and the Matterhorn and grow in sight of the several glaciers in the region. Chanton's first plantings of Heida were made in 1964 and now the average age is well over 35 years.

Tasting Notes

A pale yellow, the nose has spicy minerals and exotic scents of ripe fruit and acacia honey. On the palate it is rich and expressive with hints of quince, peach and mirabelle, just a hint of residual sweetness, some peppery spice and a subtle acidity. Served chilled, around 6-8°C.

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