Vikarus "Heliodor II" 2019

100% Pinot gris
A still white wine from the Lavaux region of Switzerland.

Full & aromatic. White flowers & unripe mango.

Tasting Notes

VIKARUS Heliodor 2019 has a pale yellow colour.

On the nose it’s full and aromatic. The bouquet is interesting with white flowers, citrus notes and a tropical side, unripe mango let’s say. There is an herbaceous side to it, too, with nettle or perhaps tomato leaf.

On the mouth it’s round, smooth and warm. It’s pleasing and very easy drinking.

The finish is pleasant and medium long.

Score 90

My score / points

Vikarus "Heliodor II" 2019
Heliodor II (2019) Review
Estate making Heliodor II Estate Vikarus
Heliodor II (2019) Label Heliodor II
Style of Heliodor II Style White & Still
Country of Vikarus Country Switzerland
Region of Vikarus Region Lavaux
Grape blend of Heliodor II Grapes Pinot gris
Vintage of Heliodor II Vintage 2019
My review of Heliodor II Points

Note that the wines sampled here were provided to me for free, by the producer or a stockist of theirs.


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Pinot gris

White wine grape

A white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera, Pinot gris, pinot grigio, or Grauburgunder is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. It is thought to be a pinot noir mutant clone with a grayish-blue fruit, hence the name, but the grapes can range in color from brownish pink to black and even white. The grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters, which may have given it the name pinot. This grape’s wines range in color from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it’s one of the most common grapes for skin-contact wine.

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VIKARUS is a start-up in the wine world. The project was kicked off by a small group of students at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). They knew the region, they knew its wine, they knew that young drinkers, and found it rather passé. Their mission became the revival of Lavaux wine among young, affluent consumers.

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J. & M. Dizerens

Family run winery in Lavaux, Switzerland

J. & M. Dizerens is a family run winery in Lutry in the Lavaux region of Switzerland. They have been producing wine here for five generations.

Despite the challenges that the Lavaux terraces represent for vignerons, they work their land and vineyards with love and passion.

They work with local, native grapes as well as international varieties. Chasselas , Diolinoir, Plant-Robert are some of the indigenous grape varieties J. & M. Dizerens vinify with.

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Region of terraced vineyards in Switzerland

In the South of Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva, is Lavaux region. It’s a beautiful area composed of 830 hectares of terraced vineyards. And since 2007 it has entered the (long) list of UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Swiss wine is made on approximately 15,000 hectares of vineyards in the cantons of Geneva, Neuchâtel, Ticino, Valais, and Vaud, and is primarily grown in the west and south of the country. On 42 percent of the country’s vineyard surface, white grape varieties are grown, while red grape varieties are grown on 58 percent.

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