Jean Rene Germanier, Petite Arvine, Valais AOC
Petite arvine is a variety that originated in the Valais region and has growing records dating back to 1602. Today, Germanier’s wine comes from glacial moraine and slate soils in the village of Vétroz. Vines are an average of 30 years old and farmed organically. To preserve the freshness of the wine it is produced in stainless steel and aged on its fine lees for 10 months prior to bottling.
From slate and moraine soils and vinified in stainless steel, the 2018 Petite Arvine is bright and fresh on the intense and concentrated nose of apricots, pears and spices. Lush, intense and concentrated on the palate, with enormous ripe peach, mirabelle and mango flavors, this is a full-bodied but fresh and elegant wine whose fire and power comes out only on the finish, but it’s never broad or bitter. It is stunning but even more salty and piquant and very attractive even at this stage but, of course, powerful. Tasted in July 2019. Wine Advocate Robert Parker 92+
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