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Floral notes and aniseed in Bex, wet stone, resin, and roses in Ollon, floral scents with fruit, flint, burnt earth or caramel with age in Aigle, hazelnut, peach, and apricot in Yvome, and slate, flint, and fruit in Villeneuve. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 10-12°C (50-53.6°F).

 

Lavaux Swiss Wine

There are six places of origin in Lavaux: Montreux- Vevey, Chardonne, St. Saphorin, Epesses, Villette, and Lutiy, together with two Grand Crus of Dezaley and Calamin. Nowhere in Switzerland has more beautiful landscape than here, especially around Dezaley and Calamin. Thousands of terraces are arranged in rows above Lake Geneva to form an indescribable scene, particularly in autumn. Chasselas here produces a Swiss wine with more body that is fuller and sturdier than in the west. The taste of terroir is also more pronounced. Discover lemon balm and mint (Montreux-Vevey), pear and blackcurrant (Chardonne), pineapple, truffle, and white pepper (Epesses), or grapefruit and roses (Lutry). Some of the best Swiss wines, such as those of Dezaley, contain surprising aromas of almond, toast, tea, and honey, tending when older towards hazelnut, beeswax, and preserved fruit (DezaleyMarsens, Dubois). Drinking temperature for a Lavaux Swiss wine is 8- 10°C (53.6- 50°F) and 10- 12°C (50-53.6°F) for a Dezaley and Calamin Swiss wines.

Lavaux Swiss wines red are also well worth while, such as st. Saphorin (cherry, kirsch, slight bitter note, full and rounded) and Villette (red fruit, wild strawberry, bilberry, raspberry, blackberry, mellow and omforting). Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 12-14°C (53.6- 57.2°F) .

 

La Cote Swiss wine

About half of the wines of Vaud come from the area between Geneva and Lausanne. This is gently undulating countryside with picturesque villages, large villas of the wealthy, and castles. The first thing that strikes one about the local Swiss wine is the slight natural sparkle that tingles and its elegance. This is much lighter Swiss wine than those of Lavaux and Chablais, but it has much to offer in terms of a floral and fruity nose. La Cote has no Grand Cru, only twelve places of origin: Morges, Aubonne, Perroy, Pechy, Mont-sur-Rolle, Tartegnin, Coteau de Viney, Bursinel, Vinzel, Luins, Begnins, and Nyon. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 8-10°C (46.4-50°F).

 

Bonvillars, Cotes de l'Orbe, Vully Swiss wine

Cote-Oenolinel Swiss wineAlthough these three Swiss wine areas lie on the shores of the Lac de Neuchâtel, they form part of Vaud. This Swiss wine on the other hand is far closer in style to its northern neighbours of Neuchâtel. They are fresh, light, elegant, and often slightly sparkling. The wine is made from Chasselas grapes. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wines is 8-10°C (46.4-50°F).

In addition to white wines, the following reds are also produced in Vaud.

 

SALVAGNIN Swiss Wine

This Vaud red Swiss wine made from Gamay and/or Pinot Noir is fresh, fruity, and lithe. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 12°C (53.6°F) with fish or 12-14°C (53.6-57.2°F) with meat.

 

OEIL DE PERDRIX Swiss wine

This light-on-its-feet, cheerful, and comforting rosé mainly originates from Vully and Bonvillars. The colour is known as ‘partridge eye’ - a colour between pale pink and orange. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 10-12°C (50-53.6°F).

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