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Humagne Blanche

Chandra Kurt

Humagne Blanche Bottle
Appellation
Valais
Variety
Humagne Blanche
Age of Vines
25
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
500-750 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole-cluster pressing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
6 months in stainless steel tanks, removed from lees to prevent malo, light filtration, suitable for vegans

Overview

This cuvée is a collaboration between Chandra Kurt and oenologist Madeleine Gay made from Humagne Blanche planted on limestone soils near Leytron and Saillon. Humagne Blanche is one of the oldest documented varieties in Switzerland and long considered to be indigenous until recent DNA testing showed it to be identical to the obscure provençcale Miousat. The latest theory is that this was a variety brought to Marseilles when the Greeks colonized the region in 600 BCE. Somehow it made its way up the Rhône River, where only 30 hectares survive in the Valais. Humagne Blanche is one of Chandra’s favorite white varieties from the Valais with its delicate lime blossom aroma, fresh acidity, and a resiny quality that emerges with age. 

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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