A surprise, this one, with most Humagne Rouge from its home canton, Valais. St Saphorin, which sits on the shores of Lake Geneva, has a fine Humagne Rouge, from the Cave du Château de Glérolles, a fine old castle that juts out into the lake. We drank the 2013 with a fun and comforting Saturday […]
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Leytron in Valais is hosting a fête centred around Humagne, native Valais wine grape variety that calls this place home. Spectacular golden vineyards, beautiful rustic red wines.
The holidays are over, summer barbecues with cool whites and rosés are far in the distance, but there is a Swiss wine that is a delightful treat this time of year, when the snow lies round about, and roasts and stews tickle our noses. Humagne Rouge is a canton Valais wine specialty that originally hails […]
A remarkable tasting session Monday 12 November, of older wines from Valais, made by a group of small independent vignerons-encaveurs, members of the Charte de qualité St Théodule. The oldest wine was 1964, just two years before a handful of pioneers, intent on making quality wine, created the charter. They were firm in the belief […]
“A vine adds leaves, then flowers, then grapes. But wine goes in the opposite direction, from the fruit back to the soil.” Damien Carruzzo, oenologist, Valais Mundi Provins made a daring gamble a decade ago and it is starting to pay off. Switzerland’s largest winery, the Valais cantonal cooperative, decided that as part of its […]