Christophe Abbet Ermitage 2018

Christophe Abbet Ermitage 2018

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An enigmatic Swiss vigneron with a devoted following, Christophe Abbet is one of Europe’s great underground winemakers with an impressive roster of singular wines.

Since 1985, Christophe has tended just 2.7ha of vineyards around the villages of Martigny and Fully in Switzerland’s Valais. Using top-quality organic farming, he grows tiny quantities of local specialities Ermitage, Petite Arvine, and Chasselas, alongside Gamay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.

From a converted forge in Martigny-Bourg, Christophe crafts more than twenty bottlings using a range of experimental winemaking methods, including extended elevages and ageing under flor. Bottling without filtration or added sulphur, Abbet’s wines are released only when he feels they are ready to drink, although they also have excellent cellaring potential.

With less than 2% of Swiss wines exported and discerning local drinkers quick to secure the country’s best bottles, few get the opportunity to taste Abbet’s brilliant wines. Now is your chance!

Textural and juicy, ripe apricot layered with saline minerality.

Wine Details

Type White
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Producer Christophe Abbet
Vintage 2018
Grape Varieties Marsanne
Farming Organic
Bottle Size 75.0cl