Mike and John Favre

Mike and John Favre

Mike and John Favre form a formidable team and are well known characters in the village of Saint-Pierre-de-Clages in the commune of Chomoson in the Valais region. Following the Rhône River from its source in the Alps, the region has some of the most spectacular vineyards in the world. Situated on the north side of the valley, Chomoson sits on steeply sided vineyards with schist soils. With more sunshine hours than Provence and swept with gentle winds the vineyards are laid out like no other on earth with 5,137 ha owned by 22,000 across 80,000 different parcels, making Burgundy look positively uniform in comparison. The Favres farm 7 ha and lease a further 6 ha covering 78 different plots, primarily located around the village. Petite Arvine is the king here, producing wines of great focus and minerality with the Grande Année Saint Pierre only being produced in the best vintages.

Valais
SWITZERLAND

Three generation winemakers, blending some of the finest wines, the Favre family.

The John and Mike Favre winery situated in the heart of Valais in the town of Chamoson. With over 8 hectares of vines the vineyard has with a high production capacity of up to 50,000 bottles per year. Since 1946 it has utilised the traditional approach of vine cultivation mixed with modern techniques and skills in wine production has been a prime factor in elegant and tasty wines.

An excellent winery always illustrating noble grape varieties.

Viticulture

Favre vineyards are easily identifiable by the way the vines are planted. Specifically, the vines were planted in two tight rows and a larger row, mainly to promote productivity. This configuration gives harvesters better access to grapes. The vines are also more accessible to the specialized machine that removes excess leaves. Their removal increases the circulation of air inside the canopy, which prevents rot and other diseases of the vine. Thanks to this system, Favre can do without pesticides.

Winemaking

Traditional Vinification among the Vintage Red and White Wines The Favre winery is most popular and renowned for its red and white wine blended from the plump noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir and Petite Arvine. They applauded for the tasty wines heard even beyond the border of Valais. The grapes from the rocky vineyards produce wines that represent the terroir of Valais. The average age of vineyards is 90 years and around 15000 vines per hectare contribute to the grape harvest of the Favre winery. The Passion of Favre family for Pinot noir vines on the Fabulous Terroir of Trémazières!! The king of grape varieties, Pinot Noir has a deep root in the terroir of Trémazières!. The Favre family is fueled by the passion for high-quality vines and modernizes the development of vines. The Renommee Saint-Pierre matures, is high-quality wine developed and long-aged in the barrel and bottles. The vintage wines are stored from 6 months to 18 months creating an aromatic taste and smell loved by even nonwine enthusiasts.

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