Les vins des coteaux alpins \ Grape varieties
It is very present in the Swiss Valais, as well as in the Aosta Valley in Italy. It is a noble grape that used to be grown in Savoy.
Not to be confused with the Sylvaner sometimes called Grande Arvine with no relationship. Based on genetic analyzes published in Switzerland, Arvine would be very close to Chasselas. It is also a related to Grosse Arvine, very few cultivated today.
Arvine gives an elegant wine, full-bodied, manly, very distinctive,, complex and in most cases very balanced, almost always with a saline final grade. Dry, it can be drunk rather young; sweet or liquorous, it has an aging potential of several years.
Aromas of citrus (lemon, grapefruit ...), pineapple, mushroom notes, quince, spices, passion fruit, yellow stone fruits, wisteria blossom, mango, honey, rhubarb, ...