The Cave du Cretacombe of Chamoson of Valais

Cave du Cretacombe - Amphore Johannisberg
The winery offers 21 different wines
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Its wines get an average rating of 3.7.
It is ranked in the top 23 of the estates of Valais.
It is located in Chamoson in the region of Valais
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The Cave du Cretacombe is one of the world's great estates. It offers 21 wines for sale in of Chamoson to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Cave du Cretacombe wines

Looking for the best Cave du Cretacombe wines in Chamoson among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Cave du Cretacombe wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Cave du Cretacombe wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top white wines of Cave du Cretacombe

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Cave du Cretacombe

How Cave du Cretacombe wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of poultry, lean fish or mild and soft cheese such as recipes of bresse chicken with yellow wine and morels, fillets of sole in a creamy sauce with autumn vegetables or cheese crusts.

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Cave du Cretacombe.

  • Johannisberg
  • Chasselas
  • Petite Arvine
  • Viognier

Discovering the wine region of Chamoson

The wine region of Chamoson is located in the region of Valais of Switzerland. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Adrian et Diego Mathier or the Domaine Jean-René Germanier produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Chamoson are Pinot noir, Chasselas and Gamay noir, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Chamoson often reveals types of flavors of cream, tree fruit or mango and sometimes also flavors of lemon, grapefruit or black fruit.

In the mouth of Chamoson is a with a nice freshness. We currently count 46 estates and châteaux in the of Chamoson, producing 245 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Chamoson go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison).

The top red wines of Cave du Cretacombe

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Cave du Cretacombe

How Cave du Cretacombe wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of fondue bourguignonne and accompanying sauces, beef colombo bourguignon style or candied gizzards.

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Cave du Cretacombe.

  • Pinot Noir
  • Cornalin
  • Humagne Rouge
  • Gamay
  • Merlot
  • Shiraz/Syrah

Discover the grape variety: Merlot

Merlot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small to medium sized bunches, and medium sized grapes. Merlot noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Armagnac, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Cave du Cretacombe

Planning a wine route in the of Chamoson? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Cave du Cretacombe.

Discover the grape variety: Humagne rouge

It is a variety of Valle d'Aosta origin and, like Arvine, it is also found in Italy. In the past, it was cultivated in Savoy and registered in the official catalogue of wine grape varieties, list B, under the name of red humagne, but it is not related to white humagne. According to recent genetic analyses, the Swiss variety Cornalin du Valais is its father and Rèze its grandmother. It is also the grandson of the petit rouge d' Aoste.

News about Cave du Cretacombe and wines from the region

Platinum: The 97 point wines of DWWA 2022

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Top DWWA award-winning wines on show at Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC

At the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest wine competition saw its biggest year to date, with 18,094 wines tasted from 56 countries. Over 15 consecutive days in June 2021, almost 170 expert wine judges, including 44 Masters of Wine and 11 Master Sommeliers, awarded 50 Best in Show, 179 Platinum, 635 Gold, 5,607 Silver and 8,332 Bronze medals. Join Decanter at our Fine Wine Encounter NYC this June, where you will have the opportunity to sample 23 of these top awarded Gold, Plati ...

Best in Show: The top 50 wines of DWWA 2022

The 0.27% of entries awarded Best in Show at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards reflect the inspiring world of wine and quest for quality among winemakers globally, with 50 wines expressing the best of their categories. An all-time record for wines tasted at the world’s largest wine competition, it’s quite possible that Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 marks the largest-ever wine competition to be held in history. And of the record-breaking 18,244 wines tasted, just 50 were ...

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