Parker team wakes up to Swiss wines 4 Swiss vintners quoted for the first time in the WINE ADVOCATE Those of us who know Swiss wines knew the day would come when the Robert Parkers of the world would discover Helvetia’s rich and varied collection of wines; that day has arrived. Swiss wine researcher and author José Vouillamoz in…
Each time I look at these high, stone walls, I think of the Cistercian monks who cleared our steep and rocky hills at the cost of untold efforts driven by their faith alone.
At home in Lavaux since time immemorial, Chasselas is a robust grape, performing well in its chosen land. Chasselas has a unique quality;
The unique aromas and tastes of the wines originate in the extraordinary variety of soils in the Lavaux. Whether the vine’s nourishment comes from earth that is dry or flinty, rocky or rich, the flavours of the terroir are transmitted to the wine.
The sky is bright over Lavaux; it is the region of Switzerland with the mildest average temperatures. The sun shines 1,800 hours per year.
Blaise Duboux’s ancestors worked hard to improve the land, from generation to generation, from proprietor to proprietor. As Swiss novelist, Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz said: “There is strength in these lines of men that remain in the same places, with the same ideas that they pass on and transmit. They do not die altogether!”