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If you like to try rare grapes, here is one of the rarest!

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, Switzerland

Availability: In stock

If you like to try rare grapes, here is one of the rarest!
In Valais, only about 1.29 hectares of Lafnetscha is cultivated.
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Lafnetscha 2011, Chanton 6
The Wine


These ancient variety white wines improve with age so we recommend buying the oldest vintage available, especially if the wine is for a tasting.

The joy of ultra-rare grapes is that we can drink them without driving them to extinction. In fact, the more we drink them the more likely they are to be cultivated!

This is a really interesting wine. Light in colour with a fruity nose and a good fruity taste.

I would like to be able to compare it to another, better known grape, but it is quite unlike any other grape!

Try it for the history and the thrill of entering the unknown. Enjoy it for the flavour and winemaking skill.

Serving Suggestions:

Sauerkraut, pot-au-feu, hors d'oeuvres, shrimp, shellfish, cheese and onion cakes, Raclette, and Fondue.

In Depth:

The Lafnetscha grape is grown exclusively in the Haut Valais. It is believed to be closely related to another indigenous Swiss white grape, the Completer or Blanchier, grown in the Bündner Herrschaft village of Malans in eastern Switzerland. The name Lafnetscha comes from "Laff-nit-scha", a local dialect phrase suggesting this wine should not be drunk too young. Lafnetscha wines do indeed have some ageing potential if correctly made.

tasting notes:

Chanton's Lafnetscha has a light but complex nose of pine forest, linden blossom, bergamot and ripe bananas. On the palate it is quite full-bodied, dry with good concentration of fruit and a fresh lively acidity. It is a very refreshing wine.

Vintage Information


Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Chanton Wein
Featured Themes Mature Vintages, Rarities
Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still
Variety Lafnetscha
Key Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Low Sulphur
Country Switzerland
Region(s) Valais
Vineyard Vispertal, Lalden, Brigerbad
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Aged In Steel
Serving Temperature 9
Vintages 2011
Composition Lafnetscha 100%
Last Tasted Jun 30, 2016
product code:[4112042]
stock: 6 at Alpine Wines House
last checked in:2019-01-16

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