September 11th 2016 – Swiss wine tasting (Valais)
Peperstraat 7, Amsterdam
The relatively unknown wines from the canton of Wallis (Valais) are an exceptional surprise. Unfortunately, there are few bottles of good years on the market; particularly the years of 2001 till 2007 are very scarce. Share A Bottle has been going to Wallis for years and has tasted these exceptional bottles since 2001. Therefore, we can offer special wines at this tasting from this canton of our house selection.
- Wallis (Valais) Fendant Treize Etoiles 2008, AOC Valais Caves Orsat, Martigny (see www.cavesorsat.ch)
100% Fendant (Chasselas). Chasselas has 60% of the most important grape variety in Switzerland. The Fendant shows the proportions of the soil razor in the wine, creating many different types of this wine there. The vineyard has a bottom of glacier moraine on the bank of the river Rhône. Manual harvest, fermented in a tank. Alc. 12%. Bright golden yellow with something of carbon dioxide (was bottled in June 2009). White and yellow vegetables, citrus and blossom, lively mineral, pleasant acidity, flawless, juicy and strong A-mineral and floral, lots of length surprisingly good lunch wine class, versatile, nice balance between fruit and influence of fine lie.
- AOC Valais Rouvinez, Sierre (see www.rouvinez.com)
100% heida (also called Païen or savagnin). This grape is related to the Traminer grape and is always planted at high altitude in Switzerland. The grape of this particular wine comes from the Domaine de la Leyraz to Saxon in the Rhône valley where the bottom is sand and gravel. Manual harvest, fermented in a tank. Alc. 13%. Greenish yellow with silver reflex, which is subdued, with delicate green fruit, pear and peach, firm acidity, bitter citrus peel, powerful, very elegant, roses and apricots, salty finish.
Furthermore, very special bottles of Pinot Noir monocépage and a surprising Magnum with rare varieties.
We hope to welcome you on September 11 for this Swiss wine tasting!
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