AOC Valais wines
To taste them is to love them
Area of origin: Valais vineyards
Appearance, taste/flavour: more than 50 grape varieties are cultivated in the Valais. Some wines, like the Fendant, the Petite Arvine, the Amigne, the Cornalin or the Humagne cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Valais wines offer a richness and complexity of flavours that are unique. They are regularly awarded medals in international competitions.
Production: Nearly all of the Valais vineyards are cultivated in accordance with regulations that are respectful of the environment and the health of the winemakers. The output is limited and harvesting is nearly always done by hand.
To enjoy: during the aperitif, during and after a meal. It is sold in bottles, however it can also be drunk by the glass in most restaurants.
Seasonality: year round
Conditions and length of preservation: in a cool place, away from the light. Valais wines can be stored from one year to several decades.
One Internet site is totally dedicated to Valais wines: www.lesvinsduvalais.ch.
The “Chemin du Vignoble” is a route that passes through 24 villages from Martigny to Loèche and takes in the whole of the wine growing region. Three routes situated between 500 and 900 metres altitude take you, according to the means of locomotion chosen, walker, cyclist or car driver, along the right bank of the river Rhône: www.cheminduvignoble.ch (FR/DE).