Heida: a brilliant Swiss white wine

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Heida: a brilliant Swiss white wine

Heida Valais 2010 Collection Chandra Kurt

Swiss wines are great, but they’re rarely seen out of Switzerland. This is a mountain wine, grown at an altitude of 1150 metres, which makes it one of the highest in Europe. It’s made from the Heida (aka Savagnin) variety, and despite the altitude, manages to get pretty ripe: this weighs in at 14% alcohol.

The wine comes from a series called collection Chandra Kurt. She’s a Swiss wine journalist, and the wine itself is made by Provins Valais, It’s really interesting, with great potential for development in bottle.

Collection Chandra Kurt Heida 2010 Valais, Switzerland
14% alcohol. Rich, ripe and fresh with lovely melon, pear and spice notes. Dry and nicely textured with some fruit sweetness, as well as subtle pithy notes. Really fine and expressive in and Alsace style, offering some richness but also freshness and a fine minerality. 92/100

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  1. I just came back from visiting Switzerland. while I was there I was able to buy and try this wonderful wine, Heida. It was not too sweet or dry. I found it to be very mellow with just enough depth to it. I’m only sorry I didn’t ship a whole case home. I have a feeling I’m going to find it difficult to find.

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