Swiss Wine Regions

Wine Tasting

Sharp

Acid taste on the palate. Not necessarily unpleasant smoky flavour and aromatic complexity. Usually a by-product of fired (toasted) oak barrels.

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Soft

Describes a wine with a mild tannin or acid sensation with no harshness on the palate or in the aftertaste.

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Sangria

A tart punch made from red wine along with orange, lemon and apricot juice with added sugar.

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Sec

French for dry, except in the case of Champagne, where it means semi-sweet.

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The Wine Grapes of Switzerland

Pinot Gris

Called Malvoisie in Valais, this grape has nothing to do with any of the Malvoisie varieties of the Muscat family and is another of the mutations of Pinot Noir. A vine grown in many of the Swiss areas, in Valais, Pinot Gris produces a fine sweet late harvest wine with honey overtones.

Riesling

A classic German white variety, Riesling (or Petit Rhin) is rare in Valais but does produce good results on the favorable schistose soils around Sion.

Regent

Regent is a very practical red grape. It matures early, is resistant to disease, needs little protection, and makes a decent wine. Cool.

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