Vaud, Switzerland

Cidrerie du Vulcain

Trois Pépins Cidre Petillant Sec

Equal parts apple, pear and quince - dry, earthy and complex 🔥 — 10 days 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. — 12 days ago

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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. — 13 days 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!

Louis Bovard

Saint-Saphorin L'Eglise Chasselas 2018

Well balanced! Frisch und aromatisch, einfach toll dass wir diesen Wein heute drinken dürfen. — a month ago

Mohr Niggli

Pilgrim Pinot Noir Maienfeld 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

Just an incredible wine. While obviously young it is truly elegant and beautiful stuff. It’s got a purity to the Pinot fruit that is just amazing. The nose is a little woody right now but none of it translates to the palate which tells me it will integrate quickly. There’s serious minerality as well. So floral. Spice and incense. So aromatic. The palate is a masterpiece. A Pinot lover’s dream. So luscious. So much pure mid season cherry fruit. Hint of sweetness. So tangy, so ludicrously luscious. Amazingly ripe and just perfect tannins. Wow. Sweeter with air and just terrifically restrained concentration. Notable length. This is buttah! Love this estate. I’ll be back once it airs. 9.6 for now. Nose is getting more integrated and the wood has receded into the background. Superb spice. Incense store. Under that a deep penetrating minerality. — 4 days 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. — 10 days ago

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Cave Caloz (Anne-Carole et Conrad Caloz)

Syrah du Lieu-dit Les Bernunes 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

Nose is pretty grapey to start off. Also some lovely granite tones. Deep, pure though. Blind I’d never say Syrah. Gamay. But dark gamay. Really floral, lifted and haunting. Now some dark berry Syrah fruit comes out. Very high toned. Palate is concentrated and fresh. Lovey elegant tannins filled with sweet and dark fruits. Nose also has some interesting herbal elements. Palate is getting really tasty now. Pure and deep with fantastic structure and grip. — 13 days ago

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Obrist Vevey

Cure D'Attalens Chardonne 2019

Great sweeter white wine. It was recommended to try with some cherry syrup which was fabulous. — a month ago

Mohr Niggli

Maienfeld Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Gorgeous Swiss Pinot from Maienfeld. Nose is bright, high toned and beautiful. Lovely mid season cherries. Sour cherries and such purity. Really refined and aromatic. Also an earthiness that is really reminiscent of Burgundy more than Germany. The palate tho is where this really picks up steam, unreal texture and just so stunningly beautiful. Wow. Opulence on the mid palate then this gorgeous, cleansing mineral finish. So finessed and filigreed. Nimble and energetic. Decadent sweet fruit awash in minerals. So refreshing but also complex and deep. This is excellent. The energy, stunningly pure and unique fruit and how mineral this is really stand out. Superb wine. So excited now to taste the pilgrim. The higher end wine. — 13 days ago

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