Cornalin Quintessence

CHF38,00
Deep and complex aromas of licorice, prune and ripe cherry. A complex and deep wine that takes time to open. A passage in a carafe is preferable to drink it during the year.

Additional info

Producer: Benoît Dorsaz
Grape variety: Cornalin
Origin: AOC Valais
Vintage: 2018
Viticulture: Biodynamic
Harvest: Manual
Native yeast: Yes
Capacity: 75 cl
Decantation: 30 mins
Serving temperature: 14 - 16 ° C
Alcohol content: 14.4% vol.

Info about the grape variety

Grape variety: Cornalin
Indigenous | 151 HA in Switzerland (1,03%)

Traditionally known as Rouge du Pays before 1972, the first written mention of Cornalin dates back to 1313. It is a natural cross between two varieties of grape varieties from the Aosta Valley, Petit Rouge and Mayolet. Endangered in Valais, it was saved with such success in the 1970s that it has today become the emblematic grape variety of red wines from Valais, where it is exclusively cultivated. Cornalin produces colorful, fruity and juicy wines with silky tannins.