Petite Arvine Wine
Petite Arvine wines have an acidic stimulant and smell like grapefruit. When you place them in the pallet, they display some specks of salty minerals.
Petite Arvine wines are among Switzerland’s finest, according to reviewers. Petite Arvine can help with temporary cellaring, and their taste varies from dry to succulently sweet. Petite Arvine only grows in small numbers in Switzerland besides being so high quality.
Valais has been producing the grape for not less than 500 years though some scientists claim its main origin maybe Italy or Savoie in France. Researchers disagree even the source of its name Arvine – claiming it may have emerged from the direction it travelled to arrive at Switzerland, an old Roman grape type, or the word “arrived” in Latin.
It got the word petite to differentiate it from the low-quality type of Grosse Arvine. Grosse Arvine is no longer a raw material in producing wine on a large scale.
Petite Arvine flowers early and ripens late and is a little bit fussy in the winery. For it to have purely ripe grapes, it requires plenty of wind-free sunlight, and it can ripen a month after Chasselas.
Petite Arvine is susceptible to mites, mildew, bunch rot, botrytis, and does not need very dry locations. The grape’s plus points are that it is very productive and produces high-quality wines.
Foods that go well with Petite Arvine are:
- Shallow fried fish with capers and lemon
- Smoked ham terrine
- Melted raclette cheese with cornichons.