Our most important grape variety. Solaris is the essence of the Sitenrain vineyard.
|Aging||in stainless steel|
Intense aromas of exotic fruit and honey. On the palate concentrated with a little residual sugar. The fresh acidity balances the wine perfectly.
|Evolution||drink by 2022|
|Recommended serving temperature||10 - 12 °C|
|Food Pairing||as an aperitif, starters, fish|
|Ratings & Comments|
Swiss Organic Wine Award 2018 : 2nd Place
Swiss Organic Wine Award 2017 : 3rd Place
Swiss Organic Wine Awartd 2015: first Place!
International Organic Wine Prize 2018 : Gold Medal
|Comments||10 - 12 °C|
|Certifications||«Bio-Suisse» organic certification|
Solaris was bred at the Institute for Viticulture in Freiburg in 1975 by crossing Merzling x GM 6493.
We like Solaris because it is resistant to a variety of diseases. It is a lot of work in the vineyard, though, because its shoots don’t stand up themselves and need to be placed in the trellis system by hand. It rewards this effort with its high natural sugar content producing full bodied, aromatic wines.
Solaris is still a rarity in Switzerland as only 25 hectares are cultivated. It can be found more to the north, mainly in Germany. The variety is very resistant to cold and id grown in Denmark, Sweden and even in Norway.DISCOVER MORE