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Chandra Kurt

Based in Zürich, Chandra Kurt is Switzerland’s foremost wine writer, educator, and critic. She has authored more than 20 books […]

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Chandra Kurt

Based in Zürich, Chandra Kurt is Switzerland’s foremost wine writer, educator, and critic. She has authored more than 20 books on wine, including Chasselas – from Féchy to Dézaley – A journey to discover the treasures of the Vaud vineyards and the annual guide Weinseller, while also launching her wine magazine Weinseller Journal in 2015. She studied at the Universities of Zürich and Lausanne, and at the Institute of Masters of Wine in London. Putting her experience to practice and following her passion for Switzerland’s indigenous varieties, she has launched her own line of wines from vineyards in Geneva, Vaud, and the Valais. Rather than a purely commercial exercise, her wines are an extension of her desire to understand the interaction of terroir and variety and to make wines that are not only a pleasure to drink but reveal something unique and special about the wines styles of her home.

Her collection of wines includes a fresh and vibrantly youthful Chasselas from Geneva aptly named Glou Glou Chasselas, a range of Chasselas from the distinct terroirs of the Vaud, and a selection of indigenous varieties and wine styles from the Valais. She assembles each project first by understanding the vineyards, then guiding the winemaking to be as minimalist as possible. What is in the bottle is a pure reflection place and variety. While this may seem overly academic, it is a great way to begin to understand that the complexity of Swiss wines is truly worth exploring.

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Valais, Switzerland
  • Location
    Valais, Switzerland
  • Primary Appellation
    Valais
  • Proprietor
    Chandra Kurt
  • Winemaker
    Chandra Kurt and various others
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / 300-800 meters
  • Age of Vines
    25 years
  • Farming
    Sustainable
  • Varieties
    Chasselas, Humagne Blache, Savagnin, Petite Arvine, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cornalin, Humagne Rouge, Diolinoir, Syrah
  • Cellar
    Hand harvested, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, aging in tank to preserve the character of variety and terroir
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections
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