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Winemaking

Now this wonderful Chasselas wine is being « aged and bottled at the castle ».

Since autumn 2011, Clos de Chillon wine is harking back to its past.

Some forty barrels have been placed in the first area of the underground cellars, the last of which is where Bonivard, the protagonist of Lord Byron’s famous poem, was chained up.

This magnificent Chasselas white wine and the Gamaret-Garanoir red wine blend are aged and bottled at Chillon Castle by the Henri Badoux SA winemakers, whose headquarters are in Aigle.

After harvesting, the Clos de Chillon grapes are macerated with their skins for ten or more hours to optimise the aromatic potential.

Then they are gently pressed and fermentation takes place in barrels for several weeks at 16° - 18° C.

Afterwards, the wine is aged in the barrels for at least twelve months.

Over these long months, once a week the wine is “stirred”, an operation consisting of bringing up the fine lees to “feed the wine”. This will make the wine very rich and round.


Information

In the category for special winemaking, the castle's Chasselas wine was awarded a silver medal at the Mondiale du Chasselas that was held in Spring 2014 at Aigle Castle.

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Henri Badoux SA - Vins

Henri Badoux SA        
Route d'Ollon 8        
Case postale 448        
1860 Aigle        
       
Tél. 0800 223 689
ou 024 468 68 88        
Fax 024 468 68 89
       
info@badoux-vins.ch


 
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