Fendant Coteaux de Plamont Marie Therese Chappaz 2019

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Fendant Coteaux de Plamont Marie Therese Chappaz 2019, Biodynamic wine, single vineyard, dry, medium bodied, elegant, long length, slight bitterness to the wine but with added depth and richness which lefts the wine and makes it very gastronomic. Located above the Claives parcel, the Plamont hillside is a much softer slope from whence the name “le Mont Plat” (flat mountain in English) is derived. Called the ‘red lands’ by winemakers in the past, the rich, loamy soil – which is red in colour – carried by the wind has accumulated here over the centuries since the last glacial era. A rich wine with beautiful minerality, the granite terroir brings a certain verticality and precision of acidity and tension. With citrus, citrus zest, peach and apricot notes, this wine takes time to fully express itself so will mature very well over the next 3-5 years. It is superb for richer fish, scallops, monkfish or smoked fish. In youth, open it and decant a few hours before serving.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Marie-therese Chappaz
Country Switzerland
Region Valais, Switzerland
Vintage 2019
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Fendant (Chasselas)
Terroir Deep Loess (Loam) over granite
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation Concrete vats
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Great young but will age well for up to 5-7 years

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, up to over 1000 metres.  The climate is hot in summer and bitterly cold in winter.  There are over 300 days of sunshine per year. The mountains provide a diverse terroir including loess, granite, alluvial, clay and limestone. There are 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 Chappaz took over her family estate when it was just 1.5 hectares back in the mid 80s.  She has worked using biodynamic farming for over 20 years. She has built a reputation for elegant, crystalline wines with depth and style which age very well. Her passion and commitment to quality have earned her international recognition.  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 nearby villages, Charrat, Leytron and Chamoson.  Five of the vineyards are only reachable on foot or in a small cable car. Now on her 33rd vintage, Marie Therese Chappaz continues to produce over twenty different Cuvee of world class wine which are highly sort after all over Switzerland and around the world.

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Fendant Coteaux de Plamont Marie Therese Chappaz 2019

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