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Calcareous

Calcareous soils are alkaline, composed of calcium carbonate.

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The Wine Grapes of Switzerland

Gwäss

Gwäss is the German-ized name of Gouais Blanc.

Gamaret

A new variety, developed in 1970 at Pully (Vaud), Gamaret is enjoying a growing success with producers and consumers alike. It produces a wine that is richly coloured and well-structured with sometimes-spicy notes that ages well. Gamaret is a cross between Gamay and Reichensteiner (a white grape.)

Mondeuse

An old red grape variety well known in neighboring Savoie, Mondeuse is a rarity found in scattered plots in Chablais (Vaud).

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Swiss Alps, cows, wine bottle and large clock face in Bern, Switzerland

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