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Jean-René Germanier 2016 Humagne Rouge

Humagne rouge originated in the Val d'Aosta in Italy, just over the St. Bernard pass from Valais, where it was commercially extinct, but has now been replanted under its original name "cornalin." Humagne rouge is a late ripening variety and the rustic and herbal notes diminish as the grape reaches phenolic maturity, so the choice of a vineyard site is very important. This wine comes from sites in Vétroz, Conthey, and Chamoson with alluvial deposits and glacial moraine sediment. It is a brambly wine with soft tannin and cedar cigar box notes. It's rustic but not rural, polished but not shiny. Think syrah made by the Beaujeu.

  • 2016
  • Humagne rouge
  • Switzerland
  • Valais
  • Alluvial deposits and moraine sediment
  • Organic
  • Ambient yeast
  • 10 days maceration, pigeage, alcoholic fermentation and 1 year aged in tank
  • 13.5%
  • 4.4 g/L
  • .4 g/L
  • 24.4 g/L
  • Yes
  • 750 ml
  • Red
  • $35.99