Savoie and Switzerland

2014 Marie Therese Chappaz Grain Gamay

The mountainous hillsides of Savoie, one of the most visually stunning wine regions in all of France, offer a wonderful and unique variety of aromatic and fresh white wines. Additionally, the terraced Swiss Valais region is featured here. The relative obscurity of these regions among American wine lovers is due to change......i'm doing my part!

Price: $45.00

To my taste, this was a wine of clearly noble, old vine origin that is an elemental nectar. For lovers of deeply savory and intense cru Beaujolais in a serious and crunchy style, you will love this. This shows how seriously good Gamay can be on the granite terraces of la Combe d'Enfer and les Claives. I believe that the Fully hillside is particularly celebrated for making the finest Gamay in the Valais. Marie Therese was quite pleased that I appreciated this wine so much. So often, people only expect bistro "easy" Gamay that is plump and primary. This is all about nobly austere and mineral driven savory depth. Got a little star in my notes....
The tasting note from the Chappaz website: "A beautiful violet color. Nose of liquorice, blackberries, red plum, and a touch of menthol. At first round, the mouthfeel quickly becomes bright while remaining elegant and racy. This tonic Gamay will be the ideal companion for hearty dishes." - Chappaz website
November '15 arrival.

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To my taste, this was a wine of clearly noble, old vine origin that is an elemental nectar. For lovers of deeply savory and intense cru Beaujolais in a serious and crunchy style, you will love this. This shows how seriously good Gamay can be on the granite terraces of la Combe d’Enfer and les Claives. I believe that the Fully hillside is particularly celebrated for making the finest Gamay in the Valais. Marie Therese was quite pleased that I appreciated this wine so much. So often, people only expect bistro “easy” Gamay that is plump and primary. This is all about nobly austere and mineral driven savory depth. Got a little star in my notes….
The tasting note from the Chappaz website: “A beautiful violet color. Nose of liquorice, blackberries, red plum, and a touch of menthol. At first round, the mouthfeel quickly becomes bright while remaining elegant and racy. This tonic Gamay will be the ideal companion for hearty dishes.” – Chappaz website
November ’15 arrival.