Himbertscha is an indegenous grape variety from the Valais region of Switzerland.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Himbertscha is a white grape variety with a light straw color. Its aromas are described as intense, with notes of lemon, white peach, mango, herbs, and nuts. It has a bright acidity on the palate.

Fresh Himbertscha grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Himbertscha is mainly grown in the Valais region of Switzerland. It is also grown in some parts of Austria, Italy, and Germany. Himbertscha is a high-yielding variety, and is best grown in dry soils on steep slopes. In Switzerland, Himbertscha is often blended with other white grape varieties such as Chasselas and Pinot Gris. In Austria, Himbertscha is blended with Gruner Veltliner and Sauvignon Blanc. In Italy, the grape is sometimes used to make passito-style dessert wines. Himbertscha wines are best enjoyed with light seafood dishes, such as grilled fish, or with simple salads. The crisp, mineral character of the wine also makes it a great match for dishes with fresh herbs, such as pesto.

Foods to pair with Himbertscha:

Asian food
Light meat
Fun Fact about Himbertscha
Himbertscha is believed to have been named after a Swiss monk called Humbert, who planted the grape in the Valais region in the late 19th century.

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