Vinum Montis - Château de Villa - SierreThe last Vinum Montis wine tasting of the year brings together wine enthusiasts in the Château de villa. > more 14December
“J’en vin encore” evening, Espace Terroirs, MiègeAn evening at the Espace Terroirs, Miège, with three tasting options. > more
14 December 2017 : Programme for the Vinum Montis wine tastingFind out more about the programme for the Vinum Montis wine tasting on 11 December at Château Mercier in Sierre. > more
Festive Season Special: Collection of 18 wines (by the glass) at the Château de Villa wine shopDuring the festive season, the Château de Villa will be offering a carefully-chosen selection of 18 wines, each representing a different area of Valais and a different winemaker. > more
The quintessential indigenous variety, Petite Arvine is emblematic of Valais white wines.
Cosseted by wine-growers, Petite Arvine generally benefits from its vines being those most exposed to the sun.
Petite Arvine is different depending on the affinities of each winemaker, producing wines that are very fruity with exotic citrus notes, sometimes dry, sometimes sweet or even flétri (where the grapes are left to shrivel on the vine).
A little secret about Petite Arvine: with its very special character traits, this variety has a feature that will allow you to recognise it beyond any doubt: it leaves a subtle hint of saltiness on the lips.
© Photo: Les Vins du Valais Giogio Skory