Grain Syrah Biodynamic Marie-Therese Chappaz, 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 is fresh and youthful at the moment, notes of spice, with menthol notes sprinkled with vanilla. Then comes the palate, fine and elegant, which lines the palate with spices, black pepper and finishes with flavors of cocoa. A stunning glass of Syrah, for long ageing and serious food matching, the best cuts of meat, veal and braised beef.
A note on the incredible ‘Les Claives’ vineyard in the Valais…
‘Les Claives is one of the most difficult hills to cultivate in Valais, and perhaps even the world. There is no road to it and the top is reached by a small cable car. 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 soil is rocky and dry. The Claives appellation, with its successive terraces, is emblematic of this local hillside. Watch the video…‘
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Granitic soils - Vignobles Fully Les Claives
|12-18 months in oak, new and old barrels
|0 - 5,000 bottles
|10 years plus