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Fendant des Copains Marie Therese Chappaz 2017 500ml

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One Line Description Fendant des Copains Marie Therese Chappaz 2017, Biodynamic wine, dry, medium bodied, elegant, long length.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Switzerland Swiss
Region Valais, Switzerland
Producer Marie-Therese Chappaz
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Fendant
Alcohol 12% abv
Terroir Loess, Granite
Total Sulphur Level 50 mg/litre
Maturation Concrete vats
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Great young but will age well over 5 years
Production Detail Biodynamic, de-stemmed by hand in a specially made wicker basket to protect the fruit, wild yeasts, no intervention.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan


Fendant des Copains Marie Therese Chappaz 2017, Biodynamic wine, dry, medium bodied, elegant, long length. 2017 was a tough vintage for the Fendant (Chasselas) and Marie Therese lost a lot of fruit to frost. To make this wine, she bought some fruit from a nearby friend who also uses biodynamics and called the wine, Fendant des Copains, 'Friends Fendant'. The wine is very friendly, charming and beguiling and yet so simple to enjoy. Notes of terroir, a touch of smoke, dried herbs and orange peel assail the nose and lead to a round palate with energy and acidity, fruit and a slightly bitter finish. For a stunningly moreish aperitif, or with a light lunch of sauteed mushrooms or just some gruyere drizzled with honey.

Domaine Marie-Therese Chappaz, lies on the south facing slopes of the beautiful Valais region of Switzerland just above the town of Fully. Wine production in the region dates back to the 2nd century BC and the vines carpet the lower slopes of the high mountains and climb as high as 1150 msl. The climate is hot in the summer and bitterly cold in winter with over 300 days of sunshine per year. The mountains provide a diverse terroir including loess, granit, alluvial and clay, limestone with a multitude of grapes from the well known Gamay and Pinot Noir to lesser known Cornalin and Petite Arvine. These conditions and such diversity make for a wide range of wine styles and exciting flavours.

Marie Therese took over her family estate when it was just 1.5 hectares back in the mid 80s and has worked biodynamically for over 20 years. She has built a reputation for elegant, crystalline wines with depth and style which drink well young but also age well. Her passion and commitment to quality have earned her international recognition and in 2016, her estate was listed in the Gault Millau guide as one of the best 100 wineries in the world. Today she farms 11 hectares of vines on the slopes above her house in Fully and in the nearby villages, Charrat, Leytron and Chamoson, 5 of which are only reachable on foot or in a small cable car. Now on her 31st vintage, she continues to produce over 20 different Cuvee of world class wine which are highly sort after all over Switzerland and around the world.

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