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Grain Mariage Marie-Therese Chappaz 2017

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One Line Description Grain Mariage Marie-Therese Chappaz 2017 biodynamic wine from Switzerland, Humagne Rouge, Cornalin and Gamaret, profound, rich, complex and intellectual wine.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Switzerland Swiss
Region Valais, Switzerland
Producer Marie-Therese Chappaz
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Humagne Rouge, Cornalin and Gamaret
Alcohol 13% abv
Terroir Clay, Limestone
Total Sulphur Level 30 mg/l
Maturation 9 months in old barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years
Production Detail Biodynamic, de-stemmed by hand in a specially made wicker basket to protect the fruit, wild yeasts, no intervention, low in sulphites, fermentation in stainless steel
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined


Grain Mariage Marie-Therese Chappaz 2017 biodynamic wine from Switzerland, Humagne Rouge, Cornalin and Gamaret, profound, rich, complex and intellectual wine. Deep nose of black cherry, mint, prune, full bodied but still amazingly precise, this is a wine for ageing for sure. Although still tight in youth, this type of wine is intriguing to drink now, it entices the drinker, gives little away but hints at much to come in the future. Wine of this quality from small Biodynamic producers like Marie-Therese are rare treats to care for and open from time to time when you really want something extra special and stylish. Bordeaux and Burgundy can disappoint, these truly natural, beautifully elegant wines do not.

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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