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White
750ml
Bottle: $21.90
• 100% Chasselas. • 10-20 year old vines. • Altitude: 425 meters. • Hand-harvested, slow, cold...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $58.95
Rated 90 - The 2019 Dézaley Grand Cru Médinette opens with a clear, elegant, super ripe Williams pear bouquet yet...
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Sparkling
750ml - Case of 12
Bottle: $46.20
This Blanc de Noirs is very colorful… blame it on a hot and precocious 2020, which endowed this cuvée with great...
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White
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $81.94
Rated 92 - Martin Donatsch's 2019 Chardonnay Passion offers a deep, clear, rich and intense, still a bit reductive...
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White
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $127.94
Rated 95 - The 2018 Chardonnay Malans "Unique" is Martin Donatsch's Grand Cru, and its character is that of a great...
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White
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $94.20
Rated 93 - For a late-ripening local variety (and rarity), Martin Donatsch's 2018 Completer "Malanserrebe" displays a...
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White
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $128.83
Rated 93 - The 2019 Completer Malanserrebe offers a clear, deep and intensely aromatic yet elegant and finely flinty...
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Red
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $76.20
Rated 92 - The 2016 Pinot Noir Passion is beautifully clear, fresh and fruity on the nose, where coolish dark berry...
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Red
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $81.94
Rated 92 - The 2017 Pinot Noir "Passion" is sweet and concentrated yet delicate on the perfectly ripe (and slightly...
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Red
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $74.40
Rated 93 - Donatsch's 2019 Pinot Noir Passion is deep, pure, fresh and tangy on the dark and toasty, very...
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Red
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $47.94
Rated 91 - Pure and super fine on the intense and elegant nose, the 2018 Pinot Noir "Tradition" is a first herald of...
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Red
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $52.38
Rated 90 - On the nose, the 2019 Pinot Noir Tradition is pure, intense and elegant in its stewed cherry, red cassis...
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Red
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $136.20
Rated 94 - The 2017 Pinot Noir "Unique" is pure, deep and perfectly ripe yet fine and mineral on the terroir-driven...
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Red
750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $160.20
Rated 95-96 - Tasted from two different samples, one drawn before the filtration and one afterward, the unfiltered...
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Spirits
750ml
Bottle: $82.72
6 bottles: $77.20
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White
750ml - Case of 12
Bottle: $119.94
The Petite Arvine Fully-Les Raffos is masterful in its refinement and balance. It is airy on the nose; one perceives...
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White
750ml - Case of 12
Bottle: $104.20
The Petite Arvine Fully-Les Raffos is masterful in its refinement and balance. It is airy on the nose; one perceives...
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Spirits
1.0Ltr
Bottle: $41.26 $43.43
12 bottles: $38.29
Shimmering and bold, Goldschlager is a favorite cinnamon liqueur with real gold flakes stirred in. The German word...
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Spirits
375ml
Bottle: $18.36 $19.33
Shimmering and bold, Goldschlager is a favorite cinnamon liqueur with real gold flakes stirred in. The German word...

Switzerland

Switzerland is composed by 26 cantons and 4 linguistic areas: the German one, the French one, the Italian and the Romanche. This creates a richness of various expressions, which are also reflected in traditions, lifestyles, eating and drinking manners. Its wine-producing geography is subdivided into six areas: the cantons of Valais, of Vaud and of Geneva, the three lakes' region (Western Switzerland), the German-speaking area (Eastern Switzerland), and the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. Moreover, Switzerland's particular geographical situation, in between four wine-producing nations (France, Italy, Germany and Austria), offers an extreme diversity in the characters of its wines.

Swiss vineyards give a large choice of grape varieties, although they are still scarcely known abroad. The most typical white grape variety is Chasselas, whose extreme sensitivity to both soil and situation is reflected in subtle differences in taste. Among the red grape varieties, the most widespread is Pinot Noir which can take very different characters depending on the region from where it comes and the type of vinification it has undergone.

History

Vineyards have been cultivated in Switzerland since the Roman era. Even though certain traces can be found of a more ancient origin, many native Swiss vines have Latin names. Christianity and the needs of religious services ensured the cultivation of the vineyards throughout the Middle Age and long after it. However, wine would not be used in masses only and, despite its highs and lows, the wine-production in Switzerland lasted and developed to our days. Swiss products can now be seen abroad as cultural ambassadors of a country whose winegrowers completely dedicate themselves to producing the very best.