Stunning Pinot Noir from a Top Swiss Domain
Founded in 1982, Gantenbein is widely considered to be one of the best wine estates in Switzerland. It is located in the Graubünden (Grisons) district of the upper Rhine valley in eastern Switzerland, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on Earth. Not far from here, high up in the Alps, the Rhine begins its long journey to the Atlantic. At the foot of the Alps, in the small village of Fläsch, is the gravity-flow winery of Daniel and Martha Gantenbein; a marvel of design simplicity, ingenuity and mechanical precision.
2018 Gantenbein Chardonnay
The Gantenbein’s Chardonnay has the intense minerality of a Chablis, fused with the deeper power of the great white wines of Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune. Production is extremely limited. Only 60 bottles are imported to the U.S.!
2018 Gantenbein Pinot Noir
One reviewer writes: “Gantenbein makes small batch handcrafted smoky Pinot Noir of incredible quality. Only around 180 bottles make it into the U.S. Consider yourself an insider to even hear about this wine and ‘lottery winning lucky’ to get your hands on a bottle.”
Another writes: “hard to buy...but highly recommended if you want to taste Switzerland’s Romanée Conti.”