Its grape, Arvine, which is genetically linked to grapes from Italy’s Val d’Aosta and neighbouring France, has been grown only in Valais since 1602.
It is a delicate grape, sensitive to wind, and it ripens late. As a result it demands the most exposure to sun, but preferably not in overly dry soil.
Arvine gives a complete range of wines, each as exquisite and interesting as the last: the nervy dry version with its aromas of wisteria and grapefruit; the slightly sweet Petite Arvine with notes of rhubarb; and the many sweet flétris wines, often exceptionally concentrated, with very intense aromas of a wide variety of exotic fruits. In mouth, all of these wines are notable for their fine vinosity, supported by strong liveliness and a slightly salty touch–the signature of Petite Arvine.
Serve at 8° -10° C