Swiss wine is produced from nearly 15 000 hectares of vineyards, and the wines are mainly produced in the west and in the south of Switzerland, in the cantons of Geneva, Neuchâtel, Ticino, Valais and Vaud. White grapes varieties are grown on 42% of the country's vineyard surface, and red grape varieties on 58%. Nearly all the national production is drunk within the national boundaries; less than 2% of the wine is exported (mainly to Germany). Swiss wines must be labeled to show their geographic origin. The regions include: the Vaud, Valais, Neuchatel, Ticino and Thurgau. The two most common grape varieties in Switzerland are the red Pinot noir at around 30% and the white Chasselas at around 27%. A large number of grape varieties are cultivated in Switzerland, many of them indigenous or regional specialties.
- Item #: 364210Bottle Size: 750mlA classic Swiss white. Svelte, elegant, fruity on the palate, with a mineral character, it is a wine for any time of day. It is enjoyed as an aperitif, with grilled or pan-fried fish, with shellfish and sea food, not forgetting raclette and alpine cheeses. Flowery, slight character of the different areas. Straw yellow, bright good presence of CO2. Mineral character, crispy, intense.
- Item #: 364191Bottle Size: 750mlAn equal blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, harmonious and balanced. The Pinot Noir gives the finesse, grace and lift, the Gamay fills out the frame. Bright ruby in color. On the nose, expressive aromas of fresh cut flowers, perfectly ripened cherries, red berries and baking spices leap from the glass. The grapes are cultivated in soil infused with round stones known as "galets" which have been polished smooth by years of alluvial activity. The average age of the vines are 40-years-old, and hand-harvested. The Roh family has its origins in Alsace having crossed the mountains into the Swiss Valais during the 17th century.