While global warming is yet to provide aspiring Scottish viticulturalists with the opportunity to cultivate vines in this country, in Jamie McCulloch’s produce we have the next best thing!
Jamie, originally from Edinburgh, founded his winery, ‘Les Deux Cimes’, in the Swiss Alps in 2007, one year after completing his oenology studies.
He was attracted to working in this alpine region by its very particular mountain terroir that provides great scope for experimenting with a number of different grape varieties.
The wine scene in Switzerland is refreshingly populated, in the most part, by small independent wineries.
Over the last few years, the quality of production has risen dramatically, yet due to the small amount of wine produced, only about 2% of overall production is ever exported.
Les Deux Cimes - Jamie McCulloch
Valais - Switzerland
At The Wee Restaurant, we are fortunate enough to have an allocation of Jamie’s great wines.
White – Fendant 2017
Jamie’s Fendant, the Swiss name for Chasselas, is a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc – fresh and zesty with juicy yellow plum characters and a herbal, savoury finish. Only 1000 cases made every year!
Red – Gamay 216
“It is a variety that is most closely associated with Beaujolais in France – His interpretation has plenty of fruity blackcurrant, blueberry and cherry aromas, with well balanced acidity and tannins” – Peter Ranscombe, Scottish Field
Both cost £34 a bottle (normal list price £46)