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Dézaley Grand Cru Medinette

Louis Bovard

Dézaley Grand Cru Medinette Bottle
Appellation
Dézaley Grand Cru
Variety
Chasselas
Age of Vines
25
Farming
Sustainable with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, marl, gravel
Altitude
400-600 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, crushed, short maceration on the skins, fermented in foudre
Aging
10 months in foudre

Overview

There are few vistas as dramatic as that seen from the midst of the vineyards of Dézaley, one of a series of Grand Crus along the northern shore of Lake Geneva. Vertiginous slopes and a loose gravelly soil threaten an imminent plunge, only to be broken (along with several bones) by the occasional terrace wall. With an ideal southern aspect, one that takes advantage of the reflected rays of sunlight from the lake below, and the looming presence of the surrounding Alps, the Chasselas that Louis Bovard grows here defies the neutral description that is so frequently applied to the variety. Medinette is rich and complex, subtly mineral and impressively poised – in short, a Grand Cru wine.

Ratings & Reviews

90

2016 Dézaley Grand Cru Medinette

Source: WA

90

2013 Dézaley Grand Cru Medinette

Source: WA

Vaud, Switzerland
  • Location
    Vaud, Switzerland
  • Appellation
    Dézaley Grand Cru
  • Proprietor
    Louis-Philippe Bovard
  • Winemaker
    Caspar Eugster
  • Size / Elevation
    17 hectares / 400-800 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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