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Humagne Rouge

A top-notch Humagne Rouge from Maye.


Source
Switzerland
Red

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About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
4110139
Ripeness
Normal
Stock
11
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Valais
Variety
Humagne Rouge (Cornalin d'Aoste)
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this wine

Grapes are grown in a vineyard called "Tzouma" or "Zoumaz" at the foot of the Massif du Haut de Cry. This is a dry arid site with limestone soils and a hot microclimate influenced by heat retained in the rockface above the site. Yield 60 hl/hectare. The grapes were very mature when late harvested with 95° Oechsle. Full destemming with a 21 day maceration/fermentation and twice daily pigeage followed by tank ageing until a July bottling.

A deep red with peppery wild aromas, full-bodied with dark red fruit flavours, again pepper and minerals all evident on the long finish. Good companion for lamb pasta and cheese dishes. Serve 16-18°C.

2009: 12% ABV.

Ben says (July 2016):This is a wine to get now and drink now. There are only a few bottles left and they are at their peak. Do not leave it too late!



About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
4112050
Composition
Humagne Rouge 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
11.8 %
Stock
38
Last tasted
July 22 2016
Keep until
2018
Aged in
Cement
Bottle Size
0.75L

A top-notch Humagne Rouge from Maye.

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Valais
Variety
Humagne Rouge (Cornalin d'Aoste)
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this wine

Grapes are grown in a vineyard called "Tzouma" or "Zoumaz" at the foot of the Massif du Haut de Cry. This is a dry arid site with limestone soils and a hot microclimate influenced by heat retained in the rockface above the site. Yield 60 hl/hectare. The grapes were very mature when late harvested with 95° Oechsle. Full destemming with a 21 day maceration/fermentation and twice daily pigeage followed by tank ageing until a July bottling.

A deep red with peppery wild aromas, full-bodied with dark red fruit flavours, again pepper and minerals all evident on the long finish. Good companion for lamb pasta and cheese dishes. Serve 16-18°C.

2009: 12% ABV.

Ben says (July 2016):This is a wine to get now and drink now. There are only a few bottles left and they are at their peak. Do not leave it too late!



Tasting Notes

2011: A deep red with peppery wild aromas, full-bodied with dark red fruit flavours, again pepper, and minerals, all evident on the long finish.

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