Eric Solomon - L'Alpage 2021 Chasselas 750ml

Grape: Chasselas

Region: Mont-sur-Rolle, Vaud, Switzerland

Farming Practice: Sustainable

Fermentation: Hand harvested, gentle pressing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks

Aging: 6 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks, no bâtonage

Flavors: Lemon citrus, great minerality, and dry.

About: L’Alpage is a custom cuvée selected by Eric Solomon to capture the pure minerality and refreshing qualities of Chasselas grown in specific terroirs along the upper Rhône river banks. This style of Chasselas is a friendly, thirst-quenching wine perfect for after a day of hiking or snowshoeing and always welcome with cave-aged Gruyère, raclette, or fondue. Initially, we launched this cuvée from vineyards in the Valais under the local name Fendant, but with the 2020 vintage, we discovered a plot of Chasselas in the village of Mont-sur-Rolle in La Côte – a singular place with a quintessentially Swiss vista taking in Lac Léman and the Alps.