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Provins

Sion, Valais

Provins is the largest wine producer in Switzerland. From this you might assume that the wines would be uninteresting, but far from it. Provins is still small on the international stage but they take their responsibilty to represent the Valais region very seriously indeed.

The Grand Prix du Vin Suisse awarded Provins the title of "Winemaker of the Year 2013" for their extraordinary work and great wines and the team keeps going from strength to strength.

The oenological group at Provins includes five oenologists and a head of production - that small team makes an amazing number of very diverse wine ranges.

Provins vinifies grapes for over 3,300 vine owners spread between Sierre and Lake Geneva. In the cellars, twenty-two varieties are cellared which enjoy special care and are looked after according to their type in tank, in wooden barrels or barriques of oak or larch.

In 1920, while the wine economy in Switzerland faced a major crisis many winemakers began to organize themselves regionally. So between 1930 and 1932 four co-producers were created, each with their own facilities in steeping and pressing to avoid dependence on private cellars for steeping their crops.

In 1932 the private cellars refused to sell wine to co-operatives so the growers created their own sales organization, la Fédération des Caves de Producteurs de Vins du Valais, Provins.

 

Provins' Wines

humagnerougegrandmetral_side
Switzerland
Red

Provins
Fantastic introduction to Humagne Rouge
mdc_ww_petite_arvine_r_serve_-_copy_1
Switzerland
White

Provins
Petite Arvine with balanced ageing in Oak. One for seafood.
petitearvinegrandmetral_side
Switzerland
White

Provins
Fantastic introduction to Petite Arvine
cornalingrandmetral_side
Switzerland
Red

Provins
Fantastic example to discover Cornalin
chapitre_-_copy_1
Switzerland
White

Provins
Serious Swiss Oaked Blend
mdc_ww_heida_r_serve_-_copy_1_1
Switzerland
White
mdc_ww_heida_-_copy_1
Switzerland
White

Provins
Bright and clear like a trumpet solo.
mdc_rw_syrah_r_serve_-_copy_1
Switzerland
Red
apologiabrut_-_copy_1_1
Switzerland
White

Provins
Aromatic sparkling from Valais
mdc_rw_cornalin_r_serve_-_copy_1
Switzerland
Red

Provins
A smooth and concentrated Cornalin
domaine_eveche_diolinoir_-_copy_1
Switzerland
Red

Provins
Extraordinary wine with this new cult variety
mdc_pw_dole_blanche_de_conthey_-_copy_1
Switzerland
Rosé

Provins
Dole blanche - free run juice rosé of Pinot Noir and Gamay.
mdc_rw_dole_de_sion_-_copy_1_1
Switzerland
Red

Provins
A masterly version of the classic Dole blend.
mdc_rw_humagne_rouge_-_copy_1
Switzerland
Red

Provins
Humagne rouge is both floral and animal

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