TERROIR AND SOIL PROFILE
Raissennaz is a chalky soil loving vine; found on non chalky deeper layers, which come from the glacial moraine preventing erosion by driving rain.
This terroir has a slope varying between 10-15%. It is oriented west, southwest and at an altitude between 450 and 500 meters.
The Raissennaz terroir is exceptional and is the pride of our family. It consists of a triptych that is marvellous in the expression of Pinot Noir: The presence of calcium in the subsoil gives the grape variety its elegance. The fine clay enriches its silkiness. Its western exposure guarantees a rather fresh but temperate climate conducive to expressing all of the qualities this grape variety has to offer. All of the above contributes to giving this Great Growth a masterful depth of fruit, a dense, fleshy silkiness creating a legendary elegance. This terroir offers one of the most beautiful expressions of Pinot Noir in Switzerland.
|Grape Variety||Pinot noir|
|Vine training system||Guyot simple form|
|Planting density||7500 plants / ha|
|Age of vines||Between 19 and 40 years|
|Target yield||Never exceeds 35hl / ha|
|Vine growing||Biodynamic since 2001
Pruning, disbudding, leaf thinning and harvesting are carried out by hand
|Weed management||Mechanical weeding in between the vines|
|Clones||Burgundian , Oberlin and Cortaillot clones for the older vines and Servagnin clones for the younger vines|