A jewel in the crown of the wine growing traditions of Valais, Cornalin can pride itself on being one of the most ancient vines to be planted in the canton. There is no close or near relative among the other varieties: it is 100% endemic to Valais.
On account of its rarity, it is virtually unknown beyond a small band of enthusiastic connoisseurs. Cornalin gives grudgingly of its fruit, demanding the site be well exposed to the sun, and is late-ripening and capricious; it has broken the hearts of generations of winegrowers. It owes its return to the spotlight alongside the great varieties to its supremely aristocratic character.
Of dark red color with purple hues, it presents a delicate, complex bouquet and a perfect body, who in his youth is a bit impetuous, but develops incredible finesse with age.