About this grape variety

It is a plant of medium vigour, with good resistance to disease and rot. It ripens during the same period as most Pinots and Gamay.


  • Nose

    Supple, fruity nose

  • Palate

    Its wines are rich in colour, lively, and in mouth they have tight tannins that make them good wines for aging, with cherry and black fruit notes.

  • Origin

    This is a Swiss grape variety created in 1970, the result of a cross between Pinot Noir and Rouge de Diolly, also known as Robin Noir, introduced into Valais in the 1920s.


100.7 ha out of 4675 ha, or 2.15%

Tasting profile







Not sweet

116 wine producers cultivate this grape variety

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Taste this grape variety


13 wines from this cellar

Cave Aymon Dominique

The tasting cellar can accommodate up to 30 people. Ideal for company outings, birthdays, family celebrations, etc.


10 wines from this cellar

Cave Rama

Stéphane Rama takes great care at every stage of the winemaking process to ensure a distinctive product and fine nectars with fruity flavours.


10 wines from this cellar

Cave des Jumeaux Sàrl

Damien Mettaz favours the mono-variety, which he cultivates with passion in areas located between Fully and Ardon, including Saxon and Saillon.

Your tasting profile

Select your favourite type of wine or indicate what you are looking for in a wine and find out which Valais wine is right for you.

apricots, citrus fruits, exotic or red fruits, almonds, etc.Fruity

violet, elder, lime, rose, etc.Floral

low in alcohol, low in tanninsLight


intense alcohol, acidity and aromasFull

dominated by acid, which gives the wine a fresh appearanceCrisp


without acidity, round, smoothSoft

no residual sugarDry


mellow wine, fairly supple, fleshyRich

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