|An Arvine wine from the Ancient Lakes AVA of Washington State|
|Color of berry skin||Blanc (White)|
|Also called||Arvine, Arvine Petite|
|Notable wines||AOC Valais|
Petite Arvine has a reputation as a high-class grape variety, and is seen as best "speciality grape" of the Valais. Its wines are rich in extract and are found as dry, medium-dry and sweet wines. This textured wine contains a generous amount of extract from its thick-skinned berries.
"The vintners regard it so highly that they dedicated an entire village to it." Fully, Switzerland – Official Swiss tourism website.
Overall, wines produced from this varietal are made of a high quality.
Synonyms and other 'Arvine' varieties
Petite Arvine is also known under the synonyms Arvine and Arvine Petite.
Derived from Latin the name indicates the vine may have come to Valais from the Savoyard Arve Valley. Unfortunately most of the history behind this varietal remains a mystery.
- Arvine Petite, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed on June 19, 2010
- Office fédéral de l’agriculture OFAG: Das Weinjahr 2009 / L'année d'viticole 2009
- J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 100 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0
- Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Petite Arvine". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third Edition ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 514. ISBN 0-19-860990-6.
- Arvine Grande, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed on June 19, 2010
- Silvaner Grün, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed on June 19, 2010
- MySwitzerland – Official Swiss Tourism
- Christophe Laurent | Petite Arvine | Valais, Switzerland – White Wine – Notable Wine
- "Christophe Laurent". Christophe Laurent. Retrieved 23 January 2013.