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Claudy-Clavien La Cave des Champs Pinot Noir, Valais, Switzerland

Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $20   From: $17   To: $27

Price History for Claudy-Clavien La Cave des Champs Pinot Noir, Valais, Switzerland
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Grape Variety

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the Pinot family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ...more


Region
  • Valais is the largest wine region in Switzerland, and is responsible for almost half of the nation's total wine production. Located in the mountainous south-western corner of this small country, the main vineyard area of Valais runs east-north-east for 30 miles (50km) from Martigny to just beyond Sierre. Beyond this is a less densely planted section, which follows the valley due east between Leuk (Loeche in French) and Visp (Viege). Leuk lies on the dividing line between the French- and German-speaking parts of Switzerland, so this latter area of the Valais is subtly di ...more

  • Switzerland is hardly the most famous of wine-producing nations, but this small, mountainous country in western Europe has been producing wine for more than two thousand years. Swiss wine's lack of fame is not due to any lack of quality or quantity, but because it is produced mostly for (and consumed happily by) the Swiss themselves.

    Things are gradually changing however; the world beyond the Alps is now discovering the high quality of much Swiss ...more



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