Gantenbein Wine Pinot Noir 2013
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The 2013 Pinot Noir is dark in its ruby garnet color. Due to coulure, the yield was reduced by 70% to 75%, and the berries were smaller than peas. The mash was never punched down, but there were two délestages during the 14-day cuvaison. Deep, ripe and intense on the spicy-peppery, refreshing and concentrated nose, this is a pure, fresh and tightly woven but crystalline and concentrated Pinot with a long, pure, tightly structured and even slightly salty finish. A fascinating 2013. 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.