Humagne Rouge

About this grape variety

This variety comes from an old cross made in Val d’Aosta, Italy, between Cornalin and an unknown variety. Humagne Rouge was introduced in Valais via the Great Saint Bernard pass at the end of the 19th century. Despite its recent arrival it has become, after Cornalin, the second great red wine with a Valais identity.

It is a vigorous grape that ripens late and gives wines that have a well steeped character; they seduce with their rustic aromas of wild fruits, wooded undergrowth, bark, violets. In mouth, they are supple but the finish is tighter.

Humagne Rouge, drunk young while still fruity, is a wine that has many fans. After three to five years in the cellar, it is the perfect accompaniment to game.

Information

  • Nose

    Floral aspect (gentian or violet) with a hint of venison presence, plus cocoa and Suze bitters

  • Palate

    The fruit has to be mature and the wine light and always dry. Oak bark is characteristic.

  • Origin

    Coming from an old cross made in Val d’Aosta, Italy, between Cornalin and an unknown variety, Humagne Rouge was introduced in Valais via the Great Saint Bernard pass.

Humagne Rouge

142 ha out of 4675 ha, or 3%

Tasting profile

Fruity

Floral

Light

Fresh

Dry

Not sweet

210 wine producers cultivate this grape variety

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Fun fact

Note that it is not related to Humagne Blanc.

wine cellars

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Leuk-Susten

13 wines from this cellar

Cave de la Pinède

The winery cultivates a range of grape varieties, including Pinot Noir, Fendant, Johannisberg, and specialities such as Petite Arvine or Humagne Rouge.

Fully

29 wines from this cellar

Cave du Chavalard - Gilles et Andrea Carron-Federer

Friendly customer service and impeccable wine quality remain the cornerstones of this family business runned by Gilles and Andrea Carron-Federer.

Sierre

16 wines from this cellar

Les Sentes - Serge Heymoz

The selection of wines covers a broad range of indigenous grape varieties, including Rèze, the local wine par excellence.

Your tasting profile

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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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