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Grand Noble Petite Arvine Marie Therese Chappaz 2016 500ml

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One Line Description Grand Arvine de Fully Marie Therese Chappaz Biodynamic wine, medium bodied sweet wine, rich, exotic, entirely hedonistic.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Switzerland Swiss
Region Valais, Switzerland
Producer Marie-Therese Chappaz
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dessert Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Petite Arvine
Alcohol 14% abv
Terroir Granitic soils - Vignobles Fully Les Claives
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 20 Years plus
Production Detail Biodynamic, de-stemmed by hand in a specially made wicker basket to protect the fruit, wild yeasts, no intervention , fermentation in enamelled steel tanks and matured in oak.
Natural Features Vegan, Unfined, Unfiltered
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Grand Arvine de Fully Marie Therese Chappaz Biodynamic wine, medium bodied sweet wine, rich, exotic, entirely hedonistic. An incredible wine made from late harvest grapes and matured in barrels. The nose is exotic with notes of pineapple, lychees, mango and subtle notes of quince and rhubarb. Sweet from the onset, the palate is clean and smooth, the wine stimulates the senses and the spirit and the finish is long, sweet and pure. This is what they call in Italy, 'un vino da meditazione', for slow sipping, contemplation and a rare treat for the senses. Best drunk on its own after a fine dinner.

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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