Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Swiss wine (was: Nathan's PAW 41 and 42)
From: "Brent Dorsett" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 11:08:49 -0400
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> I am sorry but this is my assessment based on my experience so far. My
> and I are both fairly serious wine drinkers, and we were thrilled to
> the vineyards when we arrived here last year. But so far all the local
> I have tried can at best be described as "pleasant but overpriced" and the
> reds are hardly worthy of the name wine. I am a bit puzzled by this, since
> conditions appear excellent here on the Gold Coast of Lake Zurich:
> rainfall, plenty of sun, nice steep slopes etc. Perhaps the terroir is not
> good, or maybe the farmers are not planting the right grapes, but
> the wines cannot hold a candle to the magnificent wines from, say, Alsace
> the Mosel valley in Germany.

There are now some artisanal producers of low yield - high quality wines,
most notably Chasselas. Much like Soave in Italy Chasselas has undergone a
remarkable transformation over the last 15 years. I don't think you will
find any of them on the shores of the Zurichsee and when you do find them
they won't be cheap.

Brent Dorsett --- NYC

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