A delicious blend of a Valais specialty and an international varietal, this wine was originally created as the official Alinghi wine, named after the Swiss sailing team that won the America's Cup several times in a row. Malolactic fermentation and partially aged in barrels.
Tasting Notes: An intense nose of refined complexity that combines the fragrance of ripe fruit with toasty notes. Subtle palate, lively and unctuous. The powerful structure and aromatic depth are the marks of a world-class wine. Pairing: Ideal with fish and seafood. Color: white Varietal: 70% Amigne, 30% Chardonnay Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: Valais Producer Website:http://www.jrgermanier.ch/
The Amigne is a Swiss indigenous varietal with only 33 hectares (81.5 acres) planted, of which 28 ha are in the charming village of Vétroz.
Tasting Notes: Very fresh, perfect balance between sugar and acidity, hints of tannins on the finish. Pairing: With medium soft cheeses, white meat and grilled scallops. Color: white Varietal: Amigne Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: Valais Producer Website:http://www.jrgermanier.ch/
Jean-René Germanier Mitis Amigne de Vétroz Valais 2007
Mitis means ripe and sweet in Latin. This wine is a late harvest Amigne. The grapes are harvested between mid-November and mid-December at 150° Oechsle. Fermentation in new French oak and aging in the same barrels for 18 months.
Tasting Notes: The bouquest is complex and intense. Very fruity (quince marmalade, ripe pears); notes of honey and slight botrytis aroma. This is a powerful, generous and round wine. Very fresh, with a wonderful balance between sugar, alcohol and acidity. Pairing: Ideal on its own, or with fruit pies, foie gras and blue cheese. Color: white Varietal: Amigne Bottle Volume (ml): 375 Appellation: Valais Producer Website:http://www.jrgermanier.ch/
Tasting Notes: The blend brings harmony and balance. Medium-bodied with some spicy notes. The Pinot brings finesse and earthiness while the Gamay brings fruit and structure. This wine has complex fruit aromas; it is rich with spicy notes. Pairing: Red meat, chicken, cheese. Color: red Varietal: Pinot Noir, Gamay Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: Valais Producer Website:http://www.jrgermanier.ch/
In 1896 Urbain Germanier started his vineyard in the town of Vétroz, at the heart of the Rhône valley. Four generations later, the Germanier family is producing some of Switzerland’s finest wines.
Tasting Notes: Very intense and complex bouquet. Notes of small fruits, vanilla, leather and spice. Fresh and crisp on the palate. Very harmonious, with a good balance between acidity and tannins. Pairing: Serve with red meat, game, duck and cheese. Color: red Varietal: Syrah Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: Valais Rating: Gold medal at the Syrah du Monde competition in France, ranking 8th in the Top 10 of this prestigious wine competition (2006 vintage); *** Food & Wine Wine Guide 2009 (2004 vintage). Producer Website:http://www.jrgermanier.ch/
Another indigenous varietal. If you have not yet tried Cornalin, it is time for you to discover it; you will be impressed, I promise you!
Tasting Notes: Especially notable for its brilliant purple color and complex nose, which sports red berries, spices and a touch of incense. A powerful wine, stylish and harmonious: the perfect expression of the Cornalin. Pairing: Best served with red meats, and worthy of the finest cuts! Color: red Varietal: Cornalin Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: Valais Producer Website:http://www.jrgermanier.ch/