L'Alpage Chasselas, Mont sur Rolle, Switzerland 2020, $23
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.
The Asheville Wine Focus Group @MetroWines chose Lorimer Gruner Veltliner for the shop. Turns out, they aren't the only ones who found this wine to offer a great price to quality ratio. The decision was unanimous!
News Release: Wednesday, September 8th, 2021About: The Asheville Wine Focus Group: October
The Asheville Wine Focus Group @MetroWines meets on Wednesday, October 6th from 5:30 to 6:30. Our host will be Gwen Collins of 3 Keys Distribution. Four wines will be poured for your consideration. Join us to be the wine shop buyer for the night!