Epesses Rouge Grand Cru
In the vine
Composed of clay-limestone soil, slightly heavier than west of Lavaux, the Epesses vineyard is renowned for producing wines with a robust constitution. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the slope can be very steep, going from the lake to almost 600 m. The wines of Epesses have a discreet bouquet when they are young but which fully assert themselves after a few months in the bottle. They then exhale fruity and spicy aromas through in particular their quite subtle peppery character. Their strong personality also ends on a note of bitterness very pleasant to taste.
During the harvest
According to Swiss climatologists, the 10 hottest years are recorded in the 2000s, and 2016 is the hottest! A mild winter, a rainy spring, a summer of five months and here we are again in exceptional conditions. After several successive small harvests, 2016 was finally a generous year. This is welcome news for the entire wine industry, which has fought hard to achieve this magnificent result. Ultimately, the entire harvest was able to be sown in excellent circumstances and promises a magnificent 2016 vintage balanced on the fruit and the freshness, typical of the wines of our region.
In the cellar
Marriage between the fine and elegant Pinot Noir and the Swiss duo (Diolinoir and Gamaret), our Red Epesses is cut to join the club of great wines for aging. Vinified and matured for a long time in contact with the oak - thus making it possible to channel all the energies from its blending - it is intended to accompany your best gastronomic moments. Being both powerful and rich in aromas, it nevertheless has an elegant and very sensual soul.