Sunday, November 18, 2018

Rare Swiss wines

True Swiss wines are hard to find in the U.S.  
We landed a few at our Rock Hill location.  Check them out.

2016 Germanier Les Terrasses - Fendant...$26.99
From a terraced vineyard in Vétroz, the 2016 Fendant de Vétroz "Les Terrasses" opens with a pretty intense bouquet of ripe white, yellow and citrus fruits with discreet aromas of crushed stones, stirred yeast and lime blossom. Medium-bodied, fresh and very elegant with piquant but perfectly integrated acidity and lovely salinity on the finish, this is charming and characterful Fendant (aka Chasselas) with pretty good tension. This is a great drinking pleasure. Serve it as an aperitif or with white meat, fish or cheese.
Rated 89/100 Wine Advocate

2016 Germanier Petite Arvine....$39.99
From clayey schist and moraine soils, the 2016 Petite Arvine offers a lovely clear, precise, fresh and intense bouquet with ripe, flinty-mineral, rather tropical fruit along with floral aromas. Lean, pure, straight and very elegant the palate, the 2016 reveals a delicate mineral freshness and crystalline structure with some smoky notes and a long, salty-vital finish. This is a medium to full-bodied, pretty complex and persistent yet really delicate Petite Arvine with a stimulatingly piquant finish. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this is a delicious aperitif and a perfect wine with fish. Its elegant, crystalline and refreshingly grippy character reminds me of Riesling. Petite Arvine—the Riesling of the Valais?
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate

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