The canton of Vaud. It is in this region full of personality that Armand obtained his oenologist diploma before taking over his estate in Burgundy. The influence of this Swiss region can today be felt in its wines created with passion.
The main grape variety in this canton is Chasselas. A variety of neutral nature, it highlights the characteristics of the terroir more than that of the grape itself, often adding distinct notes depending on the plots and their location.
But where do these distinct features of the Vaud terroir come from? Although the edge of Lake Geneva is a landscape filled with vineyards and dwellings, it was once covered with forests. Some of these forests still beautify the region and contribute to its natural health. The Armand Heitz estate understands the importance of biodiversity in the cultivation of its vines, which is why its wines are grown with respect for nature.
The wine being normally shared, the sense of conviviality is perhaps a common point between all the winegrowers of the region. Their joy in sharing their passion can be seen in the aperitifs, parties and open cellars inviting all types of people. This spirit was perfectly represented in the Cuvée Connivence that Armand Heitz produces each year with another winemaker, which symbolizes friendship and sharing.
This wine reveals a powerful nose that brings out the best in its grape variety and is reminiscent of certain Chardonnays from the Champagne region. On the palate, citrus aromas mix with accents of pastries and a slight smoke. The perfect wine for an afternoon with friends.
Texts and photos: Wine Rover
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