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Cuvée Louis Saint Saphorin AOC Lavaux

Collection Louis-Philippe Bovard

Harmony of Syrah, Merlot and Pinot 

CHF26.50
Volume
Millésime
Quantity

This product has a minimum quantity of 6 and sold by 6
Viticulture Terraced vineyards along Lake Geneva. Entirely manual winegrowing operations. Vine density about 9’000/hectare. Grape yield 0.8 kg/vine
Grape 40% Merlot, 40% Syrah, 20% Pinot Noir
Terroir and soil Clay and gravel on the surface. The appellation benefits from Lavaux's earliest climate due to its south-east orientation
Vinification Each grape variety is processed individually. Cold maceration before fermentation, then 15 to 20 days in barrels. Aging in barrels for 18 months
Alcohol 13.5%
Degustation Notes of red fruits and cocoa. On the palate full of finesse, with exceptionally elegant aromas of black cherries and spices (pepper). Nice length in the finish. The wine unfolds best in a carafe
Ageing 10 years
Food and wine pairing White meat, pigeon, ossobuco, sea fish, soft cheese and goat's cheese

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.

Reputation 
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".