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Today, I didn't get a Bordeaux out of the cellar, but a local growth: a Jeninser Blauburgunder from the Tscharnergut. And there is a good reason for this. Today - as I write this column - I have already spent three days in the vineyard harvesting grapes. My back hurts, my hands burn, the pruning shears have left their mark.

Vineyard in the "Bündner Herrschaft", namely in the "Heidi village

Nevertheless, a feeling of happiness arises, namely to bring in what can already give the greatest pleasure in one or two years: one of the best Pinot Noir in Switzerland, from a vineyard in northern Grisons, where we also come across the vines of Gantenbein, Marugg, Fromm, Grünenfelder.