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Producer: Domaine Dussex
Grape variety: Completer-Paien
Origin: AOC Valais
Native yeast: Yes
Capacity: 75 cl
Serving temperature: 11 - 12 ° C
Alcohol content: 13.8% vol.
Info about the grape variety
Grape variety: Competer
Indigenous | 7 HA in Switzerland (0,05%)
Completer is an old grape from Graubünden that was first mentioned in 1321 in a document from the chapter of the Cathedral of Croire. Its name comes from the Latin Completorium, designating the evening religious service in the tradition of the Benedictine monks where it was allowed to drink a glass of wine in silence. A late variety benefiting from foehn, the Completer produces powerful and rich wines, whose natural acidity allows great aging potential. It had almost disappeared in the 1960s before being saved by passionate winegrowers who have enabled it to survive today, mainly in Graubünden, but also in Zurich and more recently in Valais.
Grape variety: Païen
Traditional (planted before 1900) | 197 HA in Switzerland (1,35%)
Originating from the vast region covering the north-east of France and the south-east of Germany, Savagnin Blanc is a very old variety of grape. In Switzerland, it was recorded for the first time in 1586 in the Upper Valais under the name Heida. It is a very old name translated as Pagan (pagan) in Lower Valais, with reference to the period of Hellenistic antiquity. Its cultivation is constantly increasing because Heida gives an elegant, very structured white wine, with notes of citrus and exotic fruits, with great aging potential.
Associated names: Heida, Savagnin Blanc, Traminer