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Cornalin "Champmarais"

A powerful wine both stylish and harmonious. The perfect expression of the Cornalin in all its typicity.


Source
Switzerland
Red

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2008
SKU
4113043
Composition
Cornalin 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13.9% %
Stock
8
Last tasted
May 05 2016
Keep until
2023
Aged in
Barrel (new)
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Valais
Wine features
Oaked, Slow Wine
Variety
Cornalin (Rouge du Pays)
AOC / DAC / DOC
AOC Valais
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Vineyard
From a single parcel of 1 hectare located to the east of the slopes of Vétroz.
Aged in
10,11
Serve at
15
Composition
Cornalin 100%
Wine features
Oaked, Slow Wine

More about this wine

Food matches
Best served with, and worthy of, the finest cuts of red meats!
This Cornalin was both fermented and matured in 400 litre oak barrels, a technique which it rewards with rich density, supple elegance in the tannins and excellent aging potential.

In Depth

This is a no compromise, over the top wine, made the old heroic way. It floors anyone who has the chance to try it.

The grapes used all come from a single vineyard where every effort is made to ensure perfection at every stage. These select Cornalin grapes are fermented open in 400 litre barrels made of new oak. The resulting wine is then aged, again in 400 litre new oak barrels, for 2 years.

An exceptionally impressive expression of Cornalin. A brilliant purple colour and complex nose which sports red berries, spiciness and a touch of incense. 

Tasting Notes

2008: A brilliant purple colour and complex nose, which sports red berries, spiciness and a touch of incense.

Champmarais is a day-bright, pigeon-blood-red wine with purple hues. It is a rich, complex and highly fragrant wine with excellent ageing potential. It presents the aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, morello cherry and hints of spices (peppercorn, vanilla). On the palate, the wine is elegant and velvety with the fruit and wood tannins perfectly integrated. This is one wine you’ll find very hard to enjoy in moderation.

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