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Le Lézard Rouge

, Switzerland
Ripasso-style wine of Pinot Noir over Garanoir. It's Pinot Noir with just a nudge of oomph

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Le Lézard Rouge

, Switzerland

Availability: In stock

Ripasso-style wine of Pinot Noir over Garanoir. It's Pinot Noir with just a nudge of oomph

This is something almost unique - a ripasso-style wine of Pinot Noir over Garanoir. Created for the 100th anniversary of the company with a label designed by artist Hans Erni, this should become a classic.

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Le Lézard Rouge 2013, Badoux 8
The Wine


I must say I fell in love with the Lézard rouge. It does start with the label which hints at something minimalist and yet bold. Spot on.

The wine is really, well, Pinot Noir as an undercover agent - it intrigues, it delights, it then pulls the rug from under your feet. It then picks you up and smuggles you over the border in the rug... err... maybe I took that metaphor a little too far. 

And if you're not a wine geek, it's just a deliciously fruity but bold wine to share over dinner.

Winemaker: Daniel Dufaux

Flo says (July 2018): I have had dreams about this wine. When I am lucky enough to try it, it is a wine to savour and adore. Highly recommend.  

Serving Suggestions:

This is a fabulous wine with poultry, especially turkey and game birds.

In Depth:

Grown in steep terraces on gravel and shale soil, the vineyard enjoys plenty of sunshine and excellent natural drainage of the land. The heat of the mountain, the foehn and breezes caress the vineyards to the ideal ripeness, thus allowing a later harvest.

After the Pinot Noir harvest, the grapes are de-stalked and then undergo a long process of maceration during which fermentation takes place. This lasts 4-5 weeks and allows the extraction of colour and tannins, two fundamental elements for the balance of red wines. In addition, during this period ' The Red Lizard ' has a slight maceration for a few hours on the lees of Garanoir.

tasting notes:

A dark red colour, the wine has a generous nose of ripe berries, coffee and toasted nuts on a background note of vanilla.

In the mouth this is a powerful and concentrated wine, still very much Pinot Noir but with a touch of wildness and fruit from the Garanoir.

Le Lézard Rouge (2011)


tasting notes:

Vintage Information


Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Badoux Vins
Style Red, Blend, Dry, Still
Variety Garanoir, Pinot Noir
Key Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Country Switzerland
Region(s) Chablais
Ripeness Passerillage
Closure Natural Cork
Vintages 2011, 2013
name:Le Lézard Rouge
product code:[4112032]
name:Le Lézard Rouge
product code:[4115018]
stock: 6 in London Warehouse
2 at Alpine Wines House
last checked in:2018-07-18

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