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Lavaux and its terroirs

THE SPECIFICITIES OF LAVAUX WINE

The different terroirs and microclimates of the vineyard allow an interesting and surprising variation of flavours of the wines of this Vaud vineyard. At the edge of the lake, the vines are filled with the 3 regional suns: that of the sky, that of the lake thanks to the reverberation and that stored in the walls forming the thousands of terraces of Lavaux. The king grape variety of the region is Chasselas, a wine rich in fruity and dry aromas.

To enjoy a drink in Lavaux and visit a cellar, or to buy wine from our region, meet us on this page.

 

THE APPELLATIONS

There are three appellations in Lavaux: Lavaux AOC, Calamin AOC and Dézaley AOC. The appellation Lavaux AOC is divided into 8 production sites.


Calamin Grand Cru Appellation

The wines of Epesses are robust, with a strong personality that asserts itself with fruity and spicy aromas reminiscent of pineapple, pepper or black truffle.


Dézaley Grand Cru Appellation

Dézaley is the flagship appellation of Lavaux. It is the only one, with Calamin, to be classified as a Grand Cru. Covered with 90% Chasselas, its terraces with their exceptional exposure give the wine a remarkable fullness and persistence of aroma.

Lavaux AOC Appellation - its 8 production sites

Lutry

The deep to sandy soils give Lutry wines a variety of aromas reminiscent of the undergrowth with floral and fruity hints of rose and grapefruit, crowned with a slight bitterness.

Villette

The wines of Villette are distinguished by their fine and elegant bouquets, their fruity aromas and their round and gouleyante structure.

Epesses

The wines of Epesses are robust, with a strong personality that asserts itself with fruity and spicy aromas reminiscent of pineapple, pepper or black truffle.

Saint-Saphorin

The wines of St-Saphorin are rich and powerful, while retaining great finesse, supported by subtle fruity aromas.

 

Chardonne

The wines of Chardonne are distinguished by fruity and mineral flavours. They are generous and ample with a very distinctive character.

Vevey-Montreux

The wines of Vevey-Montreux have a very fruity bouquet with notes of lime and lemongrass. A beautiful roundness on the palate and a natural freshness make it an ideal friendly wine for the aperitif.
 

The two remaining production sites are Dézaley and Calamin.

Find the list of Lavaux winegrowers on their website: www.vignerons-lavaux.ch

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