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Caves du Paradis, Familie Roten

White wine 2015 AOC Valais Cuvée Mélèze, Wallis/Valais, Switzerland

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number : #352290

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 9 May, 2018

Third largest canton of Switzerland with the capital Sion (french: Sion). In 2007, scientists at the University of Basel discovered that vines were already being cultivated here between 800 and 600 BC. Today, the vineyards extend over 50 kilometres from the German-speaking Upper Valais to the French-speaking Lower Valais along the Rhône at an altitude of 450 to 650 metres above sea level. Those of Visperterminen in the Upper Valais are even considerably higher at 1,100 metres. The Riebe vineyard there is the highest vineyard in Central Europe. The majority of the vineyards are located on the right bank of the...

Synonym (also Arvine Petite) for the grape variety Arvine; see there

The white grape variety comes from Switzerland. Synonyms are Humagne, Humagne Blanc(Switzerland); Miousat, Miousap and Mioussat(France). The variety was already mentioned in 1313 together with the Rèze in the "Verzeichnis von Anniviers" as "Vinum humanum" and "Humagny". According to the legend, the wine was appreciated for centuries as a revitalising sick wine, which was administered as a classic "childbed wine", especially to women who had just given birth. The alleged high iron content was often cited as being responsible for its positive properties. However, more recent analyses have not confirmed this. It is possible that the...

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