Vétroz, Valais

Domaine de Beudon

Riesling x Sylvaner 2007

Incredible wine. Muller-Thurgau on another level. Apricots, medicinal, minerals, fresh flowers and an alpine stream. Maybe I’m projecting? But this is serious stuff. What a find. — 17 days ago

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Matthew Cohen

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What’s the grape ?
Andrew Schirmer

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@Matthew Cohen Müller-thurgau (Riesling x Sylvaner in Switzerland)

Domaines des Virets

Reserve Saint-Léonard Pinot Noir 2016

Jane like this better than Marc. Marc didn’t mind it; he just thought it was just maybe a little too sweet to drink more than a couple of glasses — 3 months ago

Serge Roh

Petite Arvine de Vétroz 2012

Lyle Fass
9.4

Sickness. Citrus, tangerine, insane spice, orange rind, matchstick, perfumed like nothing else. Mineral and airy. So beautiful. 9.5 on the nose. Palate is brilliant. Chewy, textured and pure. Amazing purity. Nimble yet textured. So elegant. Love petit arvine. So complex and textured. Long finish. So nimble. Great wine. Terrific grip. Such purity. Could be a 9.5 but needs more density. — 4 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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A Fass Petite Arvine? Now you've got my attention, generally an overlooked italian variety that I have challenges finding...
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin from Valais in Switzerland. It’s insane but rosenthal brings it in. Research for now. But petit arvine from Switzerland is coming.
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Awesome! Looking forward to that. My favorite varietal, given the name, and also the best pairing for Vacherin!

Valentina Andrei

Les Comballes Valais Chasselas 2018

Hay, dry flowers, honey. Slightly creamy in taste, pollen. Very rounded, easy to drink, yet interesting. — 3 months ago

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Cave Caloz (Anne-Carole et Conrad Caloz)

Corualiu du Lieu-dit Les Benunes Red Blend 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

My first Cornalin. Grapey nose. Also a saucey consommé like effect. Darker color than the Pinot. Very fragrant and pretty. Lifted and bright. Mineral, floral, pastilles and also an expansive vibe. Very nice. Palate has really great fruit. Lovely purity and concentration and woodsy flavors. Really elegant tannins but intense. Very fresh. Very energetic. Lights out. — 4 months ago

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Maison Gilliard

Valais Cornalin 2018

We ended the evening with this beautiful Swiss testimony that has nothing to envy to fine French wines. My wine-loving friends and I appreciated this beautiful balance between the freshness of a young wine and the depth of a grape variety reminiscent of Cabernet-franc or Syrah from altitude. A greedy and dense wine, on black fruits with a nice salivating freshness, reminding us that although confidential, Swiss production should be taken seriously. Well done, it's superb! Nice finesse between fruit / caramel and spices.

Nous avons fini la soirée sur ce beau témoignage helvétique qui n’a rien à envier aux beaux vins français. Mes amis amateurs de vins et moi-même avons apprécié ce bel équilibre entre fraîcheur d’un vin vin jeune et profondeur d’un cépage qui rappelle le Cabernet-franc ou la Syrah d’altitude. Un vin gourmand et dense, sur les fruits noirs avec une belle fraîcheur salivante, nous rappelant que bien que confidentielle, la production suisse est à prendre au sérieux. Bravo c’est superbe! Belle finesse entre fruits/caramel et épices.
— 2 months ago

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Renaissance

Valais Gamay

Smells of light plums maybe a bit of prunes. Taste of sour plums and maybe just a bit of lemon and some prunes at the end. Nice acid to go well with food. Surprised to see this from Switzerland, but very enjoyable. — 3 months ago

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Cédric Flaction

Cave des Cailles Petite Arvine 2018

Has a harder edge than some of the other petite arvines I have been trying. More minerality, and more oak. But no prominent vanilla and less rounded mouthfeel but still dense. I like it, seems more serious. — 4 months ago

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