Electus 2013 Valais Mundi Switzerland
Cornalin, humagne rouge, diolinoir, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.
Selection by plot, with granite, limestone, loess, schist, ysch and limestone shale soil types.
Around 4 hectares: 1 hectare of cornalin, 1 hectare of humagne rouge, 1 hectare of diolinoir and 1 hectare of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Terraced vineyards, small plots. Traditional viticulture with integrated production.
The ELECTUS grape harvest started on September 26th and ended on October 25th. Each grape variety was picked separately by hand, at optimal maturity.
The grapes are vinified separately. After a cold maceration, the fermentation started automatically. During the run-off process, the wine is put into French oak barrels, 80% new and 20% previously used.
The wine is aging during 18 months. Blending take place at the same time as racking.
35% cornalin, 28% humagne rouge, 18% diolinoir, 9% merlot, 8% cabernet sauvignon and 2% cabernet franc.