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Vin of the Glacier

Name (also Vin du Glacier, German glacier wine) for a traditional dessert white wine from the Val d'Anniviers south of Sierre (Sierre) in the Swiss canton Wallis, The classic grape variety mixture used to be around 90% Rèze, as well as 10% of the varieties Humagne Blanche, Hermitage ( Marsanne ) Arvine and Malvoisie ( Pinot Gris ). He was therefore referred to the main variety as Rèze. Today the wine is mostly out Fendant (protected name for Chasselas ) and supplemented with Ermitage and Malvoisie. The fermentation takes place in Sierre, then the wine is brought in larch barrels in the Val d'Anniviers at high altitude near the glacier, where it matures. The name also derives from this. Of the oxidative expansion can be up to ten years and longer, with a yearly similar one Solera a filling of the barrels takes place. The 13 to 16% vol alcohol-rich tan wine with flavors of lovage and nuts is similar in taste sherry and is durable.

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