Ilex Calamin Grand Cru AOC

Collection Louis-Philippe Bovard 

Rich, long and fine 


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Viticulture Terraced vineyards along Lake Geneva with an average slope of 30%. Entirely manual winegrowing operations. Vine density about 9’000/hectare. Grape yield 1 kg/vine
Grape Chasselas (native variety)
Terroir and soil Clay, heavy soil. Warm and early lacustrine climate
Vinification Aged 10 months in barrels. Without malolactic fermentation
Alcohol 13%
Degustation Renewed expression of the chasselas with great freshness and complexity. Fruity, lemony nose. Complex palate, with white fruit and a fat and spicy mid-palate. Mineral impression, typical of the great Chasselas
Ageing 10 - 15 years
Food and wine pairing Cold starter: eggplant galantine, veal tartar, sushi, poultry in cream sauce. Serving temperature: 15°C.
History The name "ILEX" is the Latin name for holly. It therefore evokes a tree from our gardens, with evergreen foliage and red berries. In the past, people used to use their wood to make the handles of wine-making tools
References 2017: 95 points Falstaff / 92 points Robert Parker

The winery 
Louis-Philippe Bovard – whose name is in its 10th generation – took the helm of his family’s 13-hectare estate in 1983. He is a pioneer in the field and is responsible, among other things, for the introduction of new grape varieties (Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah), the maturing of Chasselas in barrels, the creation of the Conservatoire Mondial du Chasselas (with the aim of researching older, more qualitative selections) and the creation of an important collection of old Dézaley vintages. The estate has been awarded the highest distinctions. It is one of the icons of Swiss wine and enjoys international recognition.

In Robert Parker's wine list since 2015 (with 17 wines rated from 90 to 93 points), Louis-Philippe Bovard, along with 5 other winemakers, was awarded the title of "Icon of Swiss Wine" by the Gault&Millau guide in 2016. Louis-Philippe Bovard is one of the founding members of the Barony of Dézaley, Arte Vitis (innovative winegrowers from the canton of Vaud) and the "Mémoire des vins suisses".