Marie Thérèse Chappaz
Marie-Thérèse Chappaz – a pure, sincere, natural soul... and Switzerland’s star winemaker. Today a torchbearer for biodynamic viticulture, she has been vinifying on her 10-hectare estate in the canton of Valais, in Fully, since 1989. It’s a family estate, formerly run by her great-uncle, Maurice Troillet, who passed away in 1961. Respected outside of the wine world as well, Troillet was a former President of the Valais Conseil d'état. Today, many of the estate’s cuvées carry his name: Président Troillet, etc.... Today, Chappaz is renowned in her own right, named Switzerland’s winemaker of the year in 1996 by Gault et millau, awarded the Prix d’Excellence Lalique-Villa d’Este “Lady of Wine” in 2015, and the 2016 Icône des vins Suisses... indeed, Marie-Thérèse no longer needs any introduction. But despite her star status, Chappaz, the queen of home-brewed herbal vine treatments, is still happiest at home amidst her vines, cultivating biodiversity. A final word: the wines of Marie-Thérèse Chappaz are already very rare in Switzerland and almost impossible to find outside the country. So let us say ‘Merci, Madame!’for entrusting some of your precious bottles with us!
A very expressive nose, with aromas of black berries, and mentholated and candied pepper notes... Palate: dense and tight structure, huge texture, silky tannins, and a long, brilliant finish. A wine with significant ageing potential.
Nez complexe sur des notes d'airelle, épices douces... Bouche: tension et minéralité, un Pinot austère qui accompagnera les petits gibiers.
A nose with notes of black cherry, liquorice, and pepper... Palate: a tight and precise Pinot, with serious body and sustained tannins... A wine of great ageing potential – put it in your cellar!
An ultra complex nose, with notes of pine, butter, and pear... Palate: a powerful juice, mineralesque, rich, with huge aromatics during retro-olfaction: lily of the valley, peated whisky...!