The Vaud region

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From Roman Helvetia to the present day, from the shores of Lake Neuchâtel to those of Lake Morat and Lake Geneva, the Vaud vineyards and the men and women who work there have played with the land and the elements to create with excellence and passion. a product as noble as it is pleasing. Wine, as we live and drink it in the canton of Vaud, is a strong element of our social, economic and cultural fabric. But it is also, by its character and finesse, the symbol of this spirit of freedom and this joie de vivre specific to the Vaudois. Whether we celebrate it by singing at the Fête des Vignerons or by tasting it with friends, it creates this unique alchemy between work, desire, pleasure and joy. Sublime and lively, it is the centerpiece of our regional identity, as well as an invaluable component of Swiss heritage.

grape varieties

  • Splitting

  • Johannisberg

  • Little Arvine

  • Malvasia

  • Red humagne

  • Diolinoir

  • Syrah

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The canton of Vaud, with its impressive diversity of terroirs and its extraordinary terraced vineyards, has a unique strength.

Any great wine worthy of the name is above all a local wine. A wine that faithfully reflects all the richness of the soil, the microclimate and the work of the men and women who take care of it. A wine that has character and personality, that tells a story and that you can identify with. A wine that only has the characteristics of its grape variety can certainly be interesting but without real interest for experienced tasters.

What happiness, on the other hand, when a varietal wine combines with a few notes of the terroir from which it comes! And this is precisely the strength of the canton of Vaud. It does not matter whether it is with Chasselas, Mondeuse, Plan Robert or Pinot Gris, since the essential is the firm desire to bring together quality and the great terroirs, in order to collect, year after year , the best of what nature is ready to offer us: authentic and inimitable wines.

White wines:

“Chasselas”: This grape variety has the great quality of soaking up the character and typicality of the terroir on which it grew, thus rendering each of its particularities admirably. The primary aromas are, for their part, supported and transcended by the work of the winemaker. Chasselas is the Vaudois grape variety par excellence

“Doral”: This grape variety is a cross between Chasselas and Chardonnay. Produced in small quantities, it produces wines with a finely fruity bouquet and pleasant acidity, with remarkable potential. Vinified as a still wine, or even as a sweet wine, it develops pleasant aromatic and refreshing flavors.

“Pinot Blanc”: Pinot Blanc gives richly structured wines which can turn out to be full of finesse and nobility. As for her bouquet of white flowers, it is simply irresistible.

“Gewurztraminer”: Its inimitable, intense, almost bewitching bouquet unites the voluptuous scent of roses and spicy components with that of exotic fruit notes. Finally, let's note its beautiful characteristic color with warm golden yellow reflections.

“Pinot Gris”: Pinot Gris is distinguished by a beautiful yellow and gold color and a discreet nose. It is also well structured, dense and has a supple fullness, almost buttery at times. Pinot Gris also produces sweet, unctuous wines.


“Chardonnay”:  Chardonnay has high quality potential, making it possible to produce dry, sparkling or even sweet wines. These wines are full of finesse, powerful and ample, and offer complex fruit aromas, enhanced by a few mineral notes.

 


Red wines:


“Gamay”: This grape variety gives wines with an inimitable rustic charm, pleasantly spicy, with notes of wet earth, with bewitching fruity accents, fresh on the palate, deliciously acidic and moderately tannic.

“Merlot” Merlot is distinguished by its dark and sustained color, its elegant and seductive fruitiness, as well as its remarkable suppleness. Merlot can give very interesting wines full of finesse, provided that the work is meticulous and the exposure is ideal.

"Mondeuse" This typical Vaudois variety offers a wine with a pleasant rusticity, which convinces with a very aromatic and charming nose, with notes of wet earth, violets, very ripe berries, mushrooms with a hint of leather. On the palate, Mondeuse is full-bodied, with tasty, dense acidity with fine, elegant tannins and impressive fruitiness.

“Plan Robert”: Also called plant Robez or Robaz, it is an old red grape variety grown on small plots scattered throughout the Lavaux appellation. Attested to in the region as early as the 19th century, but undoubtedly much older, it was saved in extremis in 1966. Its dark, almost garnet colour, is distinguished by spicy, even peppery notes.

“Syrah”: Syrah produces superb and dense wines. This late-ripening variety is very demanding from a climatic point of view. Syrah mainly gives red blends more color and strength, as well as that touch of spicy opulence that is characteristic of it.

“Pinot Noir”: Pinot Noir is a very demanding variety, difficult to cultivate, which does not tolerate too much or too little sun and which pitilessly punishes the slightest mistake by the winegrower or the slightest excess of productivity. Pinot Noir is generally light and fruity.

“Sarvagnin”: Servagnin was the first Pinot Noir planted in the Morges region in the 15th century. Focused on wild berries and bark notes, the nose is aromatic and nuanced. The Servagnin de Morges appellation is used by producers in the region who must comply with strict regulations.

“Cabernet sauvignion”: In the canton of Vaud, it most often grows along sunny walls or in a few very exposed plots. It is heavily thinned, otherwise unpleasant green pepper aromas may obscure the intense fruitiness and spicy elegance of the resulting wine.

"Gamaret&quot" : Gamaret produces wines with a dark red color, well structured, powerful, dense, with distinctly spicy aromas, with notes of very ripe red and black berries. The Gamaret is not a featherweight, it is more suitable for cool days.

“Garanoir”: Garanoir, which is not very acidic, is considered an ideal blended wine. It gives any cuvée a deep color, body and richness. It goes perfectly with other red grape varieties such as pinot noir, gamay, even gamaret.