Grape Variety : 100% Amigne (de Vétroz)
Tasting Notes : Off-dry palate with expressive notes of orange peel and mandarin, rich citrus fruit, with touches of honey and vanilla.
Vintage : 2012
Ageing Potential : Drink now through 2019
Serving Temperature : 10 ~ 12 ℃
4 generations of winemaking have led Dominique Giroud, 4th generation owner and vigneron of Giroud Vins, to believe that native swiss varietals can be made into wines that can stand together with the giants. And with several accolades from IWS and Vinitaly, it seems to be the case! Popular tradition holds that the Amigne grape was introduced to the Valais two millenia ago by the Romans; modern research disputes this idea, but is unable to prove the origin of this variety that prospers around the village of Vétroz, where broken slate soils typical of this region prove an ideal home for it.
A pale yellow, with a bouquet characterized by expressive notes of orange peel and mandarin. On the off-dry palate there is rich citrus fruit, with touches of honey and vanilla. Good acidity, gentle tannic notes, and a slight pleasing bitterness combine to make a well structured yet tender and delicate wine.
Drink now or within 3 years for the best enjoyment at 10-12 degrees celcius in slim tapered but fat bulbed wine glass.
Lovely with complex and/or aged soft & semi-soft cheeses, St-Brie, Raclette (classic), aged Mimolette etc. Smoked fishes such as eel, trout and salmon would work well, lending additional flavor complexity to the wine and dish. Umami items with it, like caviar, roe, ebiko would also complement. Asian dishes would include grilled mackerel or eel with some ponzu or teriyaki dressing. Salted egg yolk squid or prawn would also be nice.
|Dimensions||30 x 7 x 7 cm|