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Terre Vivante - Assemblage Rouge

BIG, big red from Gregor Kuonen.



Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Valais
Variety
Pinot Noir, Syrah, Humagne Rouge (Cornalin d'Aoste), Cornalin (Rouge du Pays), Diolinoir, Blend
Ripeness
Normal

More about this wine

This is a huge wine. A blend of 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Cornalin, 20% Syrah, 30% Diolinoir and 10% Humagne Rouge. Each is vinified separately in stainless steel then the assemblage is made and the result aged in French oak. The colour is a deep cherry, with a nose of jammy cooked fruits, vanilla, spice and pencilbox/cedarwood. The palate is somewhat more intense than the nose suggests, powerful and gamey with masses of fruit, cooked red fruit, prunes, crunchy bramble/black fruits and smokiness. Long dry finish, spicy and gamey, with vanilla and oak coming through at the end. A superb wine best drunk with food. Serve at 14-16°C with pheasant, steak, wild boar, or even very mildly spiced Thai or Malaysian foods.

Vintages

About this vintage

Vintage
2007
Product Code
4110104
Composition
20% Pinot Noir, 20% Cornalin, 20% Syrah, 30% Diolinoir, 10% Humagne Rouge
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13.5 %
Stock
18
Last tasted
January 23 2017
Keep until
2030+
Bottle Size
0.75L

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