St-Saphorin Rouge Grand Cru
In the vineyard
The terroir of the St-Saphorin appellation includes a succession of balconies wrapped around Mont-Pèlerin. The orientation of the vines is very favorable: south, southwest and, on the wings, southeast. Sloping, the hill can reach in some places up to 50% slope. Mostly from moraine soil, our old vines are on light and very limestone soils, thus highlighting the saline note typical of this very particular terroir.
According to Swiss climatologists, the 10 hottest years are recorded in the 2000s, and 2016 is the hottest! A mild winter, a rainy spring, a summer of five months and here we are again in exceptional conditions. After several successive small harvests, 2016 was finally a generous year. This is welcome news for the entire wine industry, which has fought hard to achieve this magnificent result. Ultimately, the entire harvest was able to be sown in excellent circumstances and promises a magnificent 2016 vintage balanced on the fruit and the freshness, typical of the wines of our region.
In the cellar
Marriage between the fine and elegant Pinot Noir and the Franco-Swiss duo (Merlot and Gamaret), our St-Saphorin Rouge is cut to join the club of great wines for aging. Vinified and matured for a long time in contact with the oak - thus making it possible to channel all the energies from its blending - it is intended to accompany the best gastronomic moments. Revealing both powerful and rich in aromas, it nevertheless has an elegant and very sensual soul.