Valais Wine

 

Valais is Switzerland’s largest wine region, located in the Southwest portion of the country. The terrain is marked by dramatic Alpine peaks, with vineyard sites nestled into very steep locales. The vineyards are mainly concentrated between the areas of Martigny and Leuk. The highest vineyard in Europe, Visperterminen at 1100 meters, is located here. 
 
Growing conditions are excellent. The elevation of the vineyard sites ensures excellent sun exposure. The mountains create a rain shelter, and the southerly, warm “föhn” winds help boost grapes with late ripening tendencies to pull through the harvest season. Summers are hot, sunny and dry, with outside irrigation necessary. Wooden canals called “bisses” are often situated to deliver spring water and melting snow runoff from the mountains. Winters can be cold and snowy, but rarely prone to deadly spring frost. 
 
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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Traminer

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  • Cave Taramarcaz

    Historique Héritage ancestral, mon exploitation de 4 hectares est située sur les pentes ensolei...

  • Cave Fin Bec

    Wine is our true passion. We, at Fin Bec, are continually in search of perfection, determined to ...

  • Domaine Candide Bridy

    Le Domaine Candide Bridy est une entreprise familiale au plein sens du terme. La cave a été...

  • Rouvinez Vins Sierre

    Rouvinez Wines is a family business founded in 1947 by Bernard Rouvinez independent grower, then ...

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  • Thanks for your comments!@DMCKER: How I ended in China is a long story. But to ... cloudy days. Students from Valais who are studying in Geneva have a joke: "When you take the train from Geneva to come back to Valais, you don't need to look outside the window to know when you arrive in Valais. As soon as you see again the rays of the sun insid... Read More

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  • Viewed them all--good work! Do you know where and when the 'Heroic' ... more about the weather in Valais. I've spent a lot of time in Geneva, and during the autumn and winter it seems to be continually overcast (leading almost organically to the birth of Calvinism, I've often thought). I'm guessing there's better sun in Valais, more like areas... Read More

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  • Thanks for posting this, Sakat. Look forward to viewing it. Have been to Valais several and had their wines many times.How did you end up studying cinema in China, of all places? Read More

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  • Hi everyone! Let me introduce myself briefly. I come from Valais (the viticole area in the South of Switzerland), but I'm currently studying cinematography in China. I had to make a documentary as a homework assignment so I decided to develop the subject of "Heroic Viticulture" (mountain viticulture) from Valais.I've just uploaded my work online... Read More

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  • Heida du Valais Réserve des Administrateurs Cave St. Pierre Wallis Schweiz 2009

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  • @ DMCKER:Okay. IMHO, the best red swiss wines are made from either Pinot Noir ... cultivated in the canton de Valais. It has an own , strong, special taste: some like it hot, others don't like it. The best Amigne is coming from the small village of Vétroz,.P.S.: Riesling-Sylvaner is mostly an easygoing white wine, not complex, best drunk for a... Read More

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  • HiIMHO the best of swiss wines is about Pinot Noir (Valais, Vaud, Grison), Merlot of Ticino. I give you some examples:- Frères Dubois, Cully (Vaud, at the lake of Geneva: I love their high-end Pinot Noirs), priced abour 25 $- Fratelli Valsangiacomo, Chiasso (Ticino): I love their Merlots (mid-range, with no new oak) from Morbio Inferiore or Pedr... Read More

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  • Karl, can you go into more detail about what you drink (or want to drink) from ... red and rose versions) from Valais and elsewhere over the years, since I often in the past was in and out of the Lake Geneva vicinity. Always on the lookout for what's good to look for on my next visit. Unfortunately it's hard to find Swiss wines the further you... Read More

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  •  Hi everyone!If you happen to be in Geneva this week... Here's an ... ... in cantons such as Geneva, Valais, Vaud, Tessin and Zürich. This is a rare opportunity to experience the very best that Swiss wines have to offer and your chance to be more than pleasantly surprised.These wine experiences are perfect opportunities to discover new wines, ... Read More

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  • Dole de Salquenen Valais les Dailles Pinot Noir 2010

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  • si que me encantan sus vinos especialmente los blancos afrutados y secos , son una gloria para el paladar . GRACIAS.

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