The Grand Cru classification is not new to our region.
Indeed, the municipality of Salgesch was the first in Valais to introduce the requirements of a Grand Cru label for its Pinot Noir. That was in 1988.
It was quickly followed (in 1993) by the municipality of St-Léonard, which labelled its Chasselas and Pinot Noir in the same way.
In 2015, and because of its larger area, the region of Sierre joined the classification, accompanied by some of the neighbouring municipalities (Crans-Montana, Lens, Miège, Venthône and Veyras).
Grand Cru Salgesch – since 1988
Grape variety concerned: Pinot Noir.
Grand Cru de Saint-Léonard – since 1993
Grape varieties concerned: Chasselas (Fendant) and Pinot Noir.
Sierre Grand Cru – since 2015
Grape varieties concerned: Marsanne Blanche, Petite Arvine, Cornalin and Syrah.
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