OTHER WHITE SWISS WINE
Valais also makes a number of other first class white Swiss wines (but in small volume) from Chardonnay (on the increase), Gewürztraminer, Gouais, Himbertscha, Lafnetscha, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Riesling x Sylvaner (Müller Thurgau), and Sauvignon.
GAMAY ROSÉ SWISS WINE
A light and amenable rosé that is quite convivial for informal drinking is made from Gamay grapes. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 8- 10°C (46 .4- 50°F).
OEIL DE PERDRIX SWISS WINE
This is a light and cheerful rosé that is 100% Pinot Noir. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 8- 10°C (46 .4- 50°F).
CORNALIN SWISS WINE
A fruity and comforting red Swiss wine from grapes of the same name that is fairly high in tannin when young but amenable and smooth with age. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 12- 14°C (53.6-57.2°F).
DÔLE SWISS WINES
This famous Valais red wine must contain at least 80% Pinot Noir, which may be supplemented with other blue grapes grown in Valais such as Humagne, Syrah, or Comalin. Dôle is typical of Pinot Noir. It is comforting, fruity, velvet smooth, rounded, and harmonious. Drinking temperature for this Dôle Swiss wine is 14°C (57.2°F).
GORON SWISS WINE
Goron is the lesser brother of Dôle with less alcohol and less body. This pleasing light and comforting Swiss wine is often served with cold meats and snacks. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 12-14°C (53.6-57.2°F).
HUMAGNE ROUGE SWISS WINE
Despite its name, the red Humagne has nothing whatever in common with the white grapes and wine. Humagne Rouge wine is very aromatic and a bit rustic but it improves a little with age. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 14-16°C (57.2-60.8°F).
PINOT NOIR SWISS WINE
The 100% Pinot Noir wine is fuller than the Dôle and also has a richer nose and flavour with more body and character. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 14-16°C (53.6-57.2°F).
SYRAH SWISS WINES
This variety of grapes, which originally came from the Shiraz valley in Iran, was introduced by the French to the Rhone valley. Here too in Valais, these sturdy grapes produce firm and powerful wines full of extract and with a rich bouquet. Drinking temperature for this Swiss wine is 14-16°C (57.2-60.8°F).