In a nutshell: A delicate and mature Pinot from one of the most famous vineyard sites in Switzerland.
The lowdown: From the Chablais region of the Vaud, just to the east of Lake Geneva, the beautiful terraced vineyards are supported by big stone walls (the 'Murailles') and it requires an army of pickers at harvest time. Made by the Badaux winery, one of the pioneers of the Vaud, this red is the 'new' partner to the renowned Aigle Les Murailles Blanc, though there is nothing 'new' about the old vines!
When to drink: Try with meatier fish, salad Nicoise, or something like a Wiener schnitzel.
Founded in 1908 and based in Aigle on the eastern side of Lake Geneva, Badoux Vins is a traditional winery with an estate of more than 50 hectares. Long seen as a pioneer in the Pays de Vaud, Badoux is the driving force behind one of Switzerlands most famous wines Aigle Les Murailles, which has gained international acclaim.
Murailles meaning 'fortified wall', refers to the stone walls which support the very steep vineyards of Chablais. Such an atypical setting requires an army of pickers at harvest time as well as a helicopter to bring the grapes down to the winery! The lizard displayed on the label is a local resident which is frequently seen around the vineyards in the summer, basking in the heat during the day and hiding within the stone walls at night. The head winemaker is Daniel Dufaux.