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

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $22   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

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 Hierarchy
  • Valais wine 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

  • Western Switzerland wine region

    Western Switzerland is not an official wine region as such, but a useful sub-division of this geographically fragmented country. It is referred to in the local French tongue as Suisse Romande, and due to its proximity to eastern France the people and culture here have a decidedly Gallic character – as do some of the wines.

    Switzerland is a hard nation to ... more

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