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Malvoisie (Pinot Gris)

Pinot Gris, like Pinot Blanc, is a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir that changed colour spontaneously.

In Valais its magnificent wines are known as Malvoisie. Like its forebear, Pinot Gris
has a compact bunch and is susceptible to disease. Also like Pinot Noir, it prefers the best
Valais slopes: the warmest, the best ventilated.

It is nearly always harvested as withered grapes for late harvest wine, sometimes graced with noble rot (Botrytis cinerea). It has a complex bouquet with notes of quince jelly, golden plum jam, honey, cooked fruits and oriental spices. In mouth, it is unctuous and sweet.

The small number of dry Malvoisie wines are wonderful to explore. No matter the type of wine, these wines, which are concentrated, vinous, robust, soft and full, become wonderfully well balanced after some years of cellar aging.


Serve at 8° -10° C

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