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Robert Gilliard Humagne Rouge Selection, Valais, Switzerland

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Grape Variety: Humagne Rouge

Humagne Rouge is a red wine grape variety originally from the Aosta Valley, but which is now used mainly in the Valais region of Switzerland. Otherwise known as Cornalin d'Aoste, or just Cornalin it is often (understandably) confused with Cornalin du Valais (aka Rouge du Pays). Further confusion arises from the presence of a variety named Humagne Blanche (often called just Humagne), which is entirely unrelated, and is in fact a white wine grape.

Though once on the verge of extinction, renewed interest in Humagne Rouge has led to an increase in plantings, mostly in the south and west of Switzerland.

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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.

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