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Producer: Domaine Cornulus
Grape variety: Merlot-Syrah-Cabernet Franc
Origin: AOC Valais
Native yeast: Yes
Capacity: 75 cl
Decantation: 30 mins
Serving temperature: 14 - 16 ° C
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Info about the grape variety
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.
Grape variety: Syrah
International (planted after 1900) | 203 HA in Switzerland (1,39%)
Originating from Isère (FR) from a natural cross between Dureza d'Ardèche and Mondeuse Blanche de Savoie, Syrah takes its name from the Latin serus (meaning late), in reference to its late maturation. Registered in 1781 in the Hermitage vineyard in the Rhône valley, it was introduced in 1921 for the first time in the cellar of the State of Valais in Leytron. The Syrah gives spicy wines, with notes of blond tobacco, blackcurrant and jammy cherry.
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
International (planted after 1900) | 75 HA in Switzerland (0,52%)
Although being one of the main grape varieties of the great wines of Bordeaux (F), Cabernet Franc finds its ancestral origins in the Spanish Basque Country, from where it spread in Gironde, then in the Loire where it became one of the most cultivated reds. The DNA test revealed that he is the progenitor of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. It gives wines with aromas of violets, marked by tannins with more or less herbaceous notes depending on the yields.