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4 most productive Swiss cantons
Switzerland's most planted grape
What wines does Ticino produce?
CS, CF, PN at higher altitudes not suitable for Merlot.
White grapes only 2% (Chasselas, SB, Semillon, Chardonnay)
Merlot is sometimes vinified as Merlot Bianco, can be barrel-aged.
What red variety's plantings are growing rapidly?
East Switzerland wines
About 17% total wine production
Mueller-Thurgau (in Thurgau canton), Pinot Noir. The white speciality is the ancient rarity Completer.
Northwest of the country.
Pinot Noir (the only red allowed)
Chasselas (main white).
Some Chardonnay, PG, Riesling, Gewurz, Mueller-Thurgau.
Oeil-de-Perdrix made with PN.
Valais growing conditions
Alpine: brilliant sun and summer drought can make concentrated, super-ripe wines.
The driest of all Swiss wine regions. Irrigation is often necessary.
1/3 Swiss wine production
White grapes of the Valais
Gwaess (Gouais Blanc)
Heida (Savagning Blanc or Paien)
Humagne Blanc (unrelated to Humagne Rouge)
Hermitage (Marsanne Blanche)
Malvoisie (Pinot Gris)
Valais name for Chasselas
A medium-weight red, pure PN, or PN (in majority) and Gamay with 15% other authorized reds.
Valais red grapes
Cornalin (Rouge de Pays)
Vin du Glacier
Valais specialty made mainly with the Reze grape. Once a year the finished wine is transported to higher altitudes in the Val d'Annivers. The wine is matured in this chilly climate in a way that is similar to the solera system.
A warm wind that accelerates the grapes' maturation. An important climatic factor of the Valais.
Grain noble confidentiel
Wines from late harvest grapes, either withered on the vine or botrytised.
Characteristics of the Vaud
Mild climate due to the lake. Bordered by the Jura to the west and the Alps to the east. Dezaley's vineyards cultivated from the MIddle Ages by Cistercian monks.
1/4 Swiss wine production.
PN and Gamay about 1/4 production.
Regional, not varietal, labeling is favored.
Vaud's most famous Grand Crus
Traditional red of La Cote region of Vaud, a blend of Gamay and Servagning (a local clone of Pinot) that is the VAud's answer to the Valais' Dole.
Geneva wine region
First canton to introduce AOC laws.
Reds and whites made in about equal quantities.
3 main vineyard sites: Mandement, Entre Arve et Rhone, Entre Arve et Lac.
Gamay is the principal red grape, has overtaken Chasselas.
Main grapes of the German Switzerland
Mueller-Thurgau (Riesling-Sylvaner) 25% plantings
Pinot Gris (Ruländer)
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