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Petite Arvine

A glorious Swiss grape (grown a little in France too) that deserves to be given a fanfare.


Source
Switzerland
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
4110145
Ripeness
Normal
Stock
9
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Valais
Wine features
Unoaked, Slow Wine
Variety
Petite Arvine
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Wine features
Unoaked, Slow Wine

More about this wine

Petite Arvine, probably originally brought to the Valais by the Romans, is one of the varieties that makes the Valais so interesting and this is one of the most interesting examples I have come across. Another of Chanton's high altitude wines made from grapes grown around Varen and Visp, this wine is a delight. It is the perfect match for all sorts of fish but especially salmon and goat and sheeps cheeses.



Tasting Notes

Flavours of nettles, grapefruit, and dried apricots, with a pleasing salinity and good acidity.

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