This is a curiosity wine and enjoyable plus a conversation piece! It is an old, old Swiss grape variety, Gouais in French, known as the Casanova of grapes for spawning so many offshoots. Chanton is the only winery that makes it, I believe. Lemon notes, strong acidity, dry and crisp but remarkably long in mouth. […]
I drank this at the end of two days of wine-tasting, at a relaxing dinner with veal in a cream sauce, and it was simply splendid. We see too few wines from St Gallen, and it’s a reminder that there are some very good wines from this region.
See my report, Celebrating a book’s final word. The winery suggests this wine is at its best in 3 to 6 years, so I was pleased to find it was still good at age 7. Price is for the current vintages. Blend of Cornalin, Humagne Rouge and Syrah.
A superb Petite Arvine – but not one for the timid! Powerful, with grapefruit notes that hit your nose immediately and in mouth the distinctive salty touch of this grape variety. One of my favourites for this grape. We had it at home – fire going nicely in the background, cool mountain nights – with […]
Very fun to try this alongside the more typical Chasselas Reserve 2011, at Vinocamp in Lausanne 22 March. The “sur lie” in the name means the wine matures on its lies: the dead yeast sediment. It’s a return to a traditional method that gives a rounder, more structured wine. The wine is matured for a […]