Gantenbein Wine Pinot Noir 2012
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The 2012 Pinot Noir has a fascinatingly pure and flinty bouquet of wild strawberries and dried flowers. On the palate, it is pure, straight, finessed and silky textured, with great mineral tension and crystalline structure. There is great purity, finesse and elegance here but also intensity, complexity and length. This is very generous in its fruit but so fine, so elegant, so delicate! What a delicious red berry flavor in the aftertaste! This is a great Pinot from Switzerland! Tasted in Fläsch, November 2018.
Enhancing quality and diversity of wine grapes in recent years after the Swiss government lifted import controls on wine, Switzerland is beginning to gain some ground aside its European neighbors. While its main variety is the white Chasselas, more than half of Switzerland’s wine production is red. The country has 15,000 ha of vineyards mainly in the cantons of Geneva, Neuchâtel, Ticino, Valais and Vaud.