Category Archives: SWITZERLAND

Dom. Muses Petite Arvine 2013

Domaine des Muses, Petite Arvine Tradition, AOC du Valais, Switzerland, 2013 Petite arvine Is indigenous to the Valais, reportedly giving wines with fresh acidity and a sensory profile of grapefruit and a ‘mineral saltiness’. A quick survey of availability shows … Continue reading

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Germanier Valais Pinot Noir 2014

Jean-Rene Germanier, Pinot Noir, Balavaud, AOC Valais – Vetroz Grand Cru, Valais, Switzerland, 2014 This wine: varietal pinot noir, natural cork closure with no capsule, 13% abv, Alpine Wines, £26.22 (05/16) Consumer tasting note: nose opens with fresh red berries, with touches of … Continue reading

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Pelizzatti Pinot Noir Graubunden 2014

Annatina Pelizzatti, Eichholz, AOC Graubunden, Jenins, Graubunden, Switzerland, 2014 This wine: South facing slopes above the Rhine valley, at 500-600m elevation, with loose soils of schist and gneiss, and a significant diurnal variation – in late July 2016 it sank to 15C at night, … Continue reading

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Pelizzatti Pinor Noir Graubunden 2013

Annatina Pelizzatti, Pinot Noir Barrique, AOC Graubunden, Jenins, Graubunden, Switzerland, 2013 The canton of Graubunden is at the far eastern end of Switzerland. The top villages are from north to south Flasch, Maienfeld, Jenins and Malans. Vineyards are at about … Continue reading

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Pelizzatti Pinor Noir Graubunden 2012

Annatina Pelizzatti, Pinot Noir Barrique, AOC Graubunden, Jenins, Graubunden, Switzerland, 2012 The canton of Graubunden is at the far eastern end of Switzerland. The top villages are from north to south Flasch, Maienfeld, Jenins and Malans. Vineyards are at about … Continue reading

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Dom. de Montmollin Pinot Noir Neuchatel 2011

Domaine de Montmollin, Pinot Noir, Eleve en Barrique, AOC Neuchatel, Auvernier, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2011 From the 1980s the Swiss regulatory equivalent of AOC was OIC, which guaranteed provenance and traceability of a wine, with ideas of geographical limit, yields and … Continue reading

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Swiss Pinor Noir at LIWF 2016

My notes and some notes on the commentary by Anne Krebiehl MW, on the Swiss wine selection presented by Alpine Wines, UK, at LIWF in May 2016. But firstly some background to the Swiss wine scene … The Swiss wine producing … Continue reading

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