Vikarus "Sapphire II" 2020

Pinot noir / Gamay
A still pink wine from the Lavaux region of Switzerland.

Aromatic & refreshing. Raspberry & lemon blossom.

Tasting Notes

Vikarus Sapphire 2020 has a lovely salmon colour.

The nose is appealing and aromatic with raspberry and lemon blossom, yogurt and jasmine, pepper mint and fresh almond.

On the mouth it’s round yet fresh with notes of raspberry and fresh almond.

The finish is very pleasant and medium long.

Score 91

My score / points

Vikarus "Sapphire II" 2020
Sapphire II (2020) Review
Estate making Sapphire II Estate Vikarus
Sapphire II (2020) Label Sapphire II
Style of Sapphire II Style Pink & Still
Country of Vikarus Country Switzerland
Region of Vikarus Region Lavaux
Grape blend of Sapphire II Grapes Pinot noir, Gamay
Vintage of Sapphire II Vintage 2020
My review of Sapphire 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 noir

Red wine grape variety

Pinot noir is a type of red wine grape that belongs to the Vitis vinifera genus. It’s also probable that the name refers to wines produced mainly from Pinot noir grapes. The name comes from the words “pine” and “black” in French. The name pine refers to the grape variety’s tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped fruit bunches.

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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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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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