Grain Pinot Les Esserts Chappaz 2021

Grain Pinot Les Esserts
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Grain Pinot Les Esserts, biodynamic Pinot Noir, The Valais, Switzerland, outstanding complexity with sublime notes of pine, menthol, red currants, cherry and sweetness.  Les Esserts vineyard is where it all began for Marie-Thérèse Chappaz. This is the original vineyard gifted  to her by her father, which explains her attachment to this plot.  It is Primarily planted with Pinot Noir, and her passion which started here has led to the world-class wines she makes today.  There is a very beautiful harmony with silky tannins already melted into softness despite the youth of this Pinot.  Grain Pinot Les Esserts is an elegant Pinot Noir, not a power house, to be drunk within 5 years of the vintage, it is absolutely charming.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Marie-therese Chappaz
Country Switzerland
Region Valais, Switzerland
Vintage 2021
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Pinot Noir
Terroir Clay limestone
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation Approx one year in barrels
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-7 years
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Charcuterie, Poultry

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 yet full bodied 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 34th vintage, Marie Therese Chappaz continues to produce over twenty different Cuvee of world class wine.  Her wines are highly sort after all over Switzerland and around the world.

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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