Humagne Blanc

About this grape variety

It was widely planted until the 19th century but by the start of the 20th century it had virtually disappeared. Now, little by little, Humagne is making a comeback. It is a delicate grape that requires good care and a carefully limited harvest. But when it is planted on the right slopes it can give a surprising wine that is very pure, fresh, long in mouth, both subtle and elegant, with notes of linden blossom.

Its aromatic profile when young is similar to that of Fendant, but with age this is a wine that has extraordinary qualities—an absolute must!

Information

  • Nose

    A neutral wine when young, edgy, floral (flowering lime tree, lily)

  • Palate

    An elegant wine with a supple mouthfeel lime tree notes. The finish can feature a hint of fennel.

  • Origin

    This is one of the most characteristic Valais grapes. Note that it is not related to Humagne Rouge.

Humagne Blanc

26.9 ha out of 4675 ha, or 0.57%

Tasting profile

Floral

Medium-bodied

Fresh

Dry

Not sweet

81 wine producers cultivate this grape variety

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Anecdote

It was called "new mothers’ wine" around 1815 due to its presumed high iron content.

wine cellars

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Conthey

27 wines from this cellar

Germanier - Cave du Tunnel

The Cave du Tunnel is now run by Sophie, daughter of Jacques Germanier. It has also made a name for itself with the creation of Brut du Valais AOC, an effervescent wine made in its tunnels using the true Champagne method.

Corin

16 wines from this cellar

Jean-Marie Pont

This oenologist offers seventeen different crus for you to discover in his carnotzet on the plains or in St-Luc in the Val d'Anniviers.

Leytron

19 wines from this cellar

Pierre Buchard & Fils

Yvan Buchard has been responsible for developing the range of Pierre Buchard & Fils wines, made up of around twenty grape varieties.

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

Medium-bodied

intense alcohol, acidity and aromasFull

dominated by acid, which gives the wine a fresh appearanceCrisp

Fresh

without acidity, round, smoothSoft

no residual sugarDry

Semi-sweet

mellow wine, fairly supple, fleshyRich

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