Vin des Glaciers

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Vin des Glaciers, also known as Vin du Glacier, or Gletscherwein, in German, ‘glacier wine’, is a local speciality in the Val d’Anniviers near Sierre in the Valais in switzerland. The white wine, traditionally made of the now obscure Rèze vine, comes from communally cultivated vines and is stored at high elevations in casks refilled just once a year on a solera system. The resultant product is deliberately maderized and valued for its rarity.