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Fumé Saint-Saphorin AOC Lavaux

Collection Louis-Philippe Bovard 

New flavour of Saint-Saphorin

CHF22.00
Volume
Millésime
Quantity

This product has a minimum quantity of 6 and sold by 6
Viticulture Terraced vineyards bordering Lake Geneva. Slope of 40%. Manual cultivation. Planting density 9'000 vines/hectare. Yield 1 kg/cep
Grape Chasselas (native variety).
Terroir and soil Clayey gravel sediments; south-east facing. Plot of 3 hectares at the extreme east of the appellation, periodically influenced by the foehn while benefiting from the earliest climate in Lavaux. Soil formed of clayey sediments and gravel on a bedrock of molasse
Vinification Burgundy-style ageing for 10 months in new or one-year-old 225-litre oak barrels
Alcohol 12.8%
Degustation Slightly vanilla and toasted nose, with a beautiful aromatic complexity (hazelnuts, pear...). The palate is rich, full with lemon and white fruit notes
Ageing 5 to 8 years
Food and wine pairing Starters with vinaigrette, dishes in saffron sauce, tomato-based dishes, salmon, freshwater fish

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".