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Cornalin

Chandra Kurt

Cornalin Bottle
Appellation
Valais
Variety
Cornalin
Age of Vines
30
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
500 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, 10 day maceration after fermentation
Aging
6 months in stainless steel tanks

Overview

This cuvée is a collaboration between Chandra Kurt and oenologist Madeleine Gay made from Cornalin plated on clay-limestone soils near Sierre. Cornalin is indigenous to Italy’s Val d’Aosta just over the St-Bernard pass from the Valais. So while Cornalin isn’t exactly indigenous to the Valais, it is perfectly adapted to growing conditions here. With aromas of violets and smoke, flavors of sweet red cherries and elderberries, and charmingly rustic tannins, this is one of the most uniquely expressive red varieties grown in Switzerland today. 

Valais, Switzerland
  • Location
    Valais, Switzerland
  • Appellation
    Valais
  • Proprietor
    Chandra Kurt
  • Winemaker
    Chandra Kurt and various others
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / 300-800 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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