AVALANCHE WINES BY OLIVIER ROTEN

A Swiss Wine Project

Olivier Roten is the third generation of his family to manage its vineyard lands and winery, located in the Valais, Switzerland's largest grape growing region. Olivier met his wife, Laine (a Seattle, Washington, native) while both were completing a wine studies program through the O.I.V. (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin).  And their love story evolved over a meal and a glass (many glasses) of Swiss wine.

Not long after they were married, Olivier and Laine decided to create a line of wines that honored both their love story and the best of Swiss winemaking traditions. And Avalanche was born. Our Avalanche wines feature several indigenous grape varieties grown in the high-elevation mountain valleys of the Valais region, where Olivier’s family has been tending the land and making wine in honoring the local climate and terroir for many generations.

 

”To us, our Avalanche wines represent the essence of Olivier’s alpine roots. We hope that others will identify with this classic taste of Swiss heritage… and our ongoing love story with it’s wine."

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AVALANCHE PINOT NOIR

Valais, Switzerland
AOC Valais – Coteaux Sierre & Salquenen
100% Pinot Noir

Undergoes fermentation in stainless steel tank at controlled temperatures between five to seven days. The wine is then aged for one year in concrete tanks before bottling.

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AVALANCHE RÓSE

Valais, Switzerland
AOC Valais
100% Pinot Noir

Sustainable viticulture (in organic conversion), steep slopes, maintained only by hand, hand harvested. Direct pressed with fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged for several months in concrete tanks.

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AVALANCHE FENDANT

Valais, Switzerland
AOC Valais – Coteaux Sierre & Salquenen
100% Fendant

Grapes are whole cluster pressed and thereafter the wine goes through fermentation in concrete tanks at controlled temperatures. The wine undergoes partial malolactic fermentation and is then aged for one year in concrete tanks before bottling.