Grain Noble Blend Chappaz, biodynamic wine, a blend of different years of Marsanne Blanche, Petite Arvine and Pinot Gris. The grapes come from the amazing Les Claives vineyard, one of the hardest to cultivate in the Valais. This sweet wine matures for at least two years in barrels to obtain the perfect balance. Its aromas skillfully combine currants, cinnamon, bitter orange, apple and fruit compote. Your taste buds will delight in this delicate nectar, beautifully sweet (176g/l of residual sugar) but never cloying and with a superb acid balance. This is top end dessert wine in the same class as the finest Sauternes, Grand Cru Alsace wines or Royal Tokaj. It can be enjoyed with any desserts, cheeses or on its own at the end of a fine meal. It will also reward long cellaring and will be become more and more profound with age.
A note on the vineyard…
Les Claives is one of the most difficult hills to cultivate in the Valais, and perhaps even the world. There is no road to it, it ranges from 450 to 650 meters in altitude. Due to its steep slope, loamy deposits formed by the wind accumulate in the flatter parts while elsewhere, the soils are rocky and dry. The Claives appellation, with its successive terraces, is emblematic of this local hillside. The main grapes grown here are Ermitage and Petite Arvine. At the top of the hill, Fendant, Païen(Savagnin) and Sylvaner can be found. The lower part of Les Claives includes young Syrah vines along with Ermitage and Petite Arvine.
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Marsanne, Petite Arvine, Pinot Gris/Grigio
|Fully Les Claives Vineyard - Granitic soil
|2 years in small oak barrels
|0 - 5,000 bottles
|Antipasti, Anything and Everything, Blue Cheese, Desserts, On its own