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Producer: Domaine Dussex
Grape variety: Humagne Rouge-Cornalin-Merlot
Origin: AOC Valais
Native yeast: Yes
Capacity: 75 cl
Decantation: 30 mins
Serving temperature: 14 - 16 ° C
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol.
Info about the grape variety
Grape variety: Humagne Rouge
Indigenous | 143 HA in Switzerland (0,98%)
Humagne Rouge comes from a natural cross between Cornalin from Valais and an unknown grape variety. Humagne Rouge almost disappeared because there were only 5 or 6 plots left in the 1960s. A renewed interest in the 1980s enabled Humagne Rouge to find a place of choice among traditional grape varieties of Valais where it is almost exclusively cultivated. Humagne Rouge is a wine of character, with notes of dried grape leaves, violets, cherries and often spices.
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.
Grape variety: Merlot
International (planted after 1900) | 1177 HA en Suisse (8,06%)
Merlot is a variety from the Gironde (FR) and is used for blends in great Bordeaux wines. Merlot wines generally have a medium body with notes of berries, plum and black currant. In Switzerland, following the phylloxera disease which almost wiped out the vines in Switzerland and Europe, it is successfully established in Ticino where it has become the emblematic grape variety of the canton, after its introduction in 1906.