A Mountain Red

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Cornalin-Papilloud-2011

The exuberant reds from our growers in the Valais scream out their mountain heritage. Drinking the 2011 Cornalin from Romain Papilloud tonight makes the point brilliantly. A wine of vibrant, deep color, its bouquet brings the Alpine atmosphere directly to the table like a fresh, cool breeze rustling through the low bushes of berry and broom. At first, it is fruity in the manner of cru Beaujolais; then, it stretches to show a muscular structure totally natural in form. Lithe, lively, joyous – a spirited rendering of the Alpine atmosphere.

NIR – 07 June 2013

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