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Grain Syrah Marie-Therese Chappaz 2017

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One Line Description Grain Syrah Marie-Therese Chappaz 2017 biodynamic wine, Switzerland, 100% Syrah, Granitic soils, from the Fully Les Claives vineyard.
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 100% Syah
Alcohol 13% abv
Terroir Granitic soils - Vignobles Fully Les Claives
Maturation 12-18 months in oak, new and old barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years plus
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, Unfined, Unfiltered
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Grain Syrah Marie-Therese Chappaz 2017 biodynamic wine, Switzerland, 100% Syrah, Granitic soils, from the Fully Les Claives vineyard. A wine of sheer class, very fresh as one would expect from Syrah on Granite soils. The wine comes from low yields so the appearance is deep and dark demonstrating the concentration and body. The nose if fresh and youthful at the moment, notes of spice, not black pepper, more sweetness and vanilla (which comes from the fruit, not the barrels) with bilberry and blackberry fruits. The texture is full, warm, long yet very fresh. A stunning glass of Syrah, for long ageing and serious food matching, the best cuts of meat, veal and braised beef.

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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