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Glossary of the Swiss wine-producing terms

Aligoté - Classic white grape variety, originating from Burgundy.

Amigne - Indigenous white grape variety, speciality of Vétroz (Valais).

Arvine (Petite Arvine) - Indigenous white grape variety, speciality of the canton of Valais.

Blauburgunder - The Pinot Noir’s name in German-speaking regions.

Bondola - Indigenous red grape variety from Ticino, now in decline.

Cabernet Sauvignon - Classic red grape variety, originating from the Bordeaux region.

Calamin - One of two terms of origin Great Vintage granted to some wines from Lavaux (Vaud).

Chardonnay - CClassic white grape variety, originating from Burgundy.

Chasselas - White grape variety, the most widely cultivated vine in Switzerland.

Clevner - The Pinot Noir's name in certain German-speaking regions.

Completer - Indigenous white grape variety, speciality of the Herrschaft area (Graubünden).

Cornalin - Indigenous red grape variety from Valais.

Dézaley - The best-known of the two terms of origin Great Vintage granted to some wines from Lavaux (Vaud).

Diolinoir - New red grape variety perfected by Swiss engineers, by crossbreeding the Red of Diolly and the Pinot Noir, quite widespread in Valais.

Dôle - Red wine well-known in Valais, coming from a blend of Pinot Noir (in majority) and of Gamay (being together at least the 85% of the blend) and other red grape varieties granted in Valais.

Dôle Blanche - White wine issued from the same grape variety as the Dôle.

 

 
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