Petite Arvine


Petite Arvine is a white wine grape planted primarily in the Valais region of Switzerland. Total Swiss plantations of the variety in 2009 stood at 154 hectares (380 acres).

Ampelographers believed it to be related to the Swiss grape Amigne, but DNA typing of Amigne has now cast a doubt on that. Petite Arvine's origin is currently listed as Italy.

Petite Arvine has a reputation as a high-class grape variety, and is seen as best "speciality grape" of Valais. Its wines are rich in extract and it is used for dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines


Grape Colour: White
Also called: Arvine, Arvine Petite
Origin: Italy
Major regions: Valais