A blend of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Gamay, from the Charrat hillside, left bank (limestone scree) and Chamoson, right bank (limestone alluvium). The vines are 20 to 40 years old, farmed biodynamically, and harvested by hand with small crates. Vinification: the grapes are 100% destemmed, macerated 14 days, with indigenous yeasts, and 6 months of maturation in vats. A light filtration at bottling, and a micro dose of sulphur. Marie-Thérèse Chappaz – a pure, sincere, natural soul... and Switzerland’s star winemaker. Today a torchbearer for biodynamic viticulture, she has been vinifying on her 10-hectare estate in the canton of Valais, in Fully, since 1989. It’s a family estate, formerly run by her great-uncle, Maurice Troillet, who passed away in 1961. Respected outside of the wine world as well, Troillet was a former President of the Valais Conseil d'état. Today, many of the estate’s cuvées carry his name: Président Troillet, etc.... Today, Chappaz is renowned in her own right, named Switzerland’s winemaker of the year in 1996 by Gault et millau, awarded the Prix d’Excellence Lalique-Villa d’Este “Lady of Wine” in 2015, and the 2016 Icône des vins Suisses... indeed, Marie-Thérèse no longer needs any introduction. But despite her star status, Chappaz, the queen of home-brewed herbal vine treatments, is still happiest at home amidst her vines, cultivating biodiversity. A final word: the wines of Marie-Thérèse Chappaz are already very rare in Switzerland and almost impossible to find outside the country. So let us say ‘Merci, Madame!’for entrusting some of your precious bottles with us!
Appellation : Valais A.O.C
Degree of alcohol : 13,5 %
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Country : Suisse
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