2021 Valais wine - more of it, and it will be good


Wine growers in canton Valais are celebrating a bumper harvest this season.

The hot summer is being credited for early flowering and holding back pests as well as fungal diseases. 

As a result, the yield will be 10% above average at 46 million kilos of grapes. 

It makes up for 2021 which was a miserable summer and a miserable yield. That year was the worst summer since 1966. 

There’s even more to be happy about this season – not only is there more of it, it promises to be excellent. Experts say the first tastings suggest a fantastic vintage, approaching the extraordinary 2018 production. 

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