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The Grands Crus

The term Grand Cru indicates a top-quality wine, and has been applied to some of the region's wines for 30 years.

 From early days to the present

In 1988, Salgesch was effectively the first place in Valais to establish the requirements a Grand Cru wine must fulfil. Its Pinot Noir Grand Cru is therefore subject to limits on yield (800g/m²) and to strict rules governing vinification (the addition of sugar, and vinification and maturing in barrels are prohibited).

In 1994, Saint-Léonard followed suit, with 2 wines : Chasselas (Fendant) and Pinot Noir.

Finally, in 2015, Sierre Grand Cru began offering Frand Cru wines made from the Following 4 grape varieties : Arvine, Marsanne Blanche (Ermitage), Cornalin and Syrah, grouping together 6 different towns and villages (Sierre, Miège, Venthône, Veyras, Lens and Crans-Montana), a first in Valais.

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