Quality can only attain excellence status when it is achieved in harmony with nature
Château Constellation assigns the utmost importance to sustainable development , in terms of respecting the environment, the genuineness of the landscape, the perfect union of grape crop type and suitability of terrain, in addition to a well thought- through production process. Particulary rigorous quality control of the vineyards favours the selection of old vines and low yields. The Valais canton is recognised today as being the epitome of Swiss wine production.It stands out for its exceptional range of soil types where a host of grape varieties enjoy their ideal growing conditions. With in excess of 5,000 hectares under wine production, the area enjoys a micro-climate which enables Valais vintages to regularly excel on the international stage.
Collaboration with Michel Rolland
Château Constellation collaborates with Rolland Conseils et Prestations, (Rolland Consultancy and Services) Michel Rolland’s team, one of the world’s most renowned œnologists. The attention to detail with the vines, the vinification process and the blending demonstrates a level of precision brought to Château Constellation wines comparable to that brought by a goldsmith to his creations, and doing it with some of the sharpest know-how in the world. Based in the Pomerol, in the Bordelais region, Michel Rolland’s team advises both on French wines such as Château Angelus, Château Ausone, Château Pape Clément, Château Evangile, Château Smith Haut Lafite, and Lascombe, and international wine cellars like Ornellaia in Tuscany. Château Constellation is to this very day the only Swiss wine producer to benefit from the unique know-how of this famous name in the wine world.
A unique identity
The Constellation vintage varies its blends according to the year. Each vintage is captured by the hand of a Swiss artist. Nicolas Imhof, an artist who has worked in the United States to create worlds in films such as : “Harry Potter”, “Batman & Robin”, “Babe II”, “Scooby-Doo” and plenty of others, had the honour of illustrating the Constellation 2012 vintage.
Ultra-modern production tools
A true architectural masterpiece, the vineyard is endowed with all the latest technological innovations in terms of temperature control and supervision of fermentation. The grapes are selected at the beginning of the harvest to bring uniformity in maturity levels, and gentle-acting pneumatic presses make the crushing process of the harvest easy. This overall infrastructure makes it one of the highest performing and prestigious wine businesses in Switzerland.