Petite Arvine

The Petite Arvine would have originally been a native of the Val d’Aoste, which it left behind in the Middle Ages to come and settle on the sunny slopes of Valais. As of today, it is only to be seen in this canton where it has become an icon of vinification.Delicate to grow, it produces an elegant wine which is characterised by salty end-notes. Grown on the alluvial cone of Chamoson, this Petite Arvine stems from vines upwards of 20 years of age with a yield limited to 700 g/m2.

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Fendant

Born on the edges of Lake Geneva, Chasselas has kept its former denomination of Fendant in Valais. It gets its denomination from the fact that its grapes split under finger pressure. Arriving in the canton in the XIXth century, the Fendant turned into the region’s main harvest after reconstruction of the vineyard which followed on from the crisis caused by the arrival of the Pylloxera virus.

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Fendant Grand Cru Ville de Sion

Le Fendant est l’appellation valaisanne du Chasselas. Ce nom lui a été donné en raison de ses grains qui se fendent sous la dent. Pressurage doux, débourbage strict, levures sélectionnées, maitrise complète des températures lors des fermentations alcooliques et malolactiques confèrent à ce Grand-Cru, toute sa finesse et son harmonie.

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Humagne blanche | OUT OF STOCK

First mentioned in a notarial deed, the ‘Registre d‘Anniviers’ of 1313, the Humagne Blanche is one of Valais’ s oldest grape varieties. Popular tradition dictates that its origin goes back to the Romans, and a high iron content has gained it the title of «the wine of expectant mothers». A varietal only found in Valais, the Humagne Blanche, which is not related to the similar sounding ‘Humagne Rouge’, refused to disappear during the XXth century due to its low yields and its susceptibility to vine diseases.

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Heïda

Formerly only grown in the vineyards of Haut-Valois, the Heïda today is a tribute to Valais in roman times. Heïda and Païen are the Valaisanne Sauvignon Blanc denominations, the varietal behind the success of the famous yellow wine of Jura. It’s a member of the Traminer family.

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Johannisberg de Chamoson

Originating in the Rhine valley, the Sylvaner is called Johannisberg in Valais.The most widely grown second harvest white in the canton , this varietal takes its name from the Johannisberg castle, a germanic vineyard reputed to have produced the first liquorice wines. This selection stems from vines which are on average over 45 years old, and grown on the rocky terraces of the Chamoson slopes, under the Haut de Cry massif.

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Fendant Rectoratus

Rectoratus Sanctissimæ Trinitatis

Taken from the oldest vines on the Sion hillside, the Fendant Rectoratus Sanctissimæ Trinitatis, founded in the 13th century, is one of the purest and most exact representatives of the history of this ideal vintage. More than a wine, it is a sip of the multi-millennial soul of the Old Country..

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