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Amigne de Vétroz

A delicious, easy drinking Amigne. Described as semi-dry, this is perfect for anyone who likes their wine not quite dry! Great apéritif wine.


Source
Switzerland
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2012
SKU
4113045
Composition
Amigne 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13% %
Keep until
2017
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Valais
Wine features
Sweet
Variety
Amigne
AOC / DAC / DOC
AOC Valais
Belongs to Range
Les Classiques AOC Valais
Sweet
Yes
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Serve at
10
Composition
Amigne 100%
Wine features
Sweet

More about this wine

Food matches
A real foie gras wine!
Unique to the Vétroz region. This wine reaches perfect harmony after five or six years in the bottle, revealing the light tannin flavour of the Amigne and the concentration of its extracts. It has an oily, rich structure and quite low acidity. Goes well with foie gras and desserts.

In Depth

The Amigne, a variety indigenous and all but unique to the Valais has, in Vétroz, its own terroir of preference. The origin of this grape is uncertain but recent DNA analysis has shown an indirect relation to the Petit-Meslier of Champagne and to the Avana of the Italian Piemonte. There now exist forty hectares of Amigne in the Valais of which thirty are in Vétroz, an area that has tripled in the last twenty years. The Amigne ripens early which allows the production of dry (one bee), semi-dry (two bees) and dessert wines (three bees), according to the winemaker's preference. The bee symbol has been mandatory for all members of the cellarers' association of Vétroz since 2003.

Amigne is also vinified from berries with noble rot allowed to wilt on the vine. The grape is not unclustered and not sugared. The grapes are lightly pressed. The clear must is drawn off after the solid matter is settled. First fermentation realised under temperature control. No malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

2012: .

Rich and smooth. Sweetness is semi-dry, leaning towards semi-sweet. Pleasant harmony and balance due to important natural acidity. Lots of mineral feel in both the bouquet and taste. Anjou pears, jasmine and herbal honey as well. Very fresh, perfect balance between sugar and acidity, hints of tannins on the finish.

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