Valais AOC Cornalin Maître de Chais


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Wine information


Wallis, Switzerland







Goes well with

Rack of lamb in terracotta cocotte, cured meat from Valais, veal ragoût with polenta

Degustation notes

Dark ruby ??colour with purple tones, an open, spicy bouquet, combining juniper, cloves, wild berries and cherry notes, soft and voluminous on the attack, elegant and soft, a firm body, delicately aromatic, a spicy taste of wooden barrel, vigorous into the finishwith ripe tannins and a distinctive structure.

Special notes

An old Valais grape variety, also called """Landroter"""" or """"Rouge du Pays"""". It was officially baptized as Cornalin in 1972 because it has similarities with the name of an ancient grape variety from the Aosta Valley. This grape is unique to the Valais,but its parents, the Mayolet and Petit Rouge are from neighbouring Val d'Aosta. The first records of its existance date back to theXIth century. A written passage from 1313 refers to a vine that was cultivated between Granges and Lens. It could be the famous """"Landrote."""" By 1952, it could only be found in the municipalities of Granges and Lens. If the cultivated area was still less than10 hectares in 1990, it was already 37.5 hectares in 2000 and 53.4 hectares in 2002. Cornalin is a late grape variety and consequently, it requires the best land for cultivation.

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Original packaging

Box of 6


Natural cork

Finishing process

Oak cask 225 l


Average rating: 4.5 of 5 11 ratings and 2 reviews

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2011)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Excellent Cornalin, comme toute la gamme Maître de Chais. J'ai préféré la cuvée 2009 mais cette cuvée est également très bien !

  • from on (Rated vintage: 2012)
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Un bon cornalin - Pas parfait mais un très bon Cornalin