White wines

Chasselas Les Faunes

Originally from the Mâcon region, this grape is the one most grown in Switzerland. The vinification can be somewhat challenging, therefore interesting to do.

Crisp and light, it makes an ideal aperitif wine. However, it is indispensible for the classic Swiss cheese dishes fondue and raclette, as well as smoked meat dishes. Also  goes well  with  freshwater fish and light seafood.

Coteau de Chalamont

The grape Charmont is derived from a cross between Chasselas and Chardonnay grapes. Charmont varietal wines are elegant and fruity while retaining the freshness of Chasselas.

Accompagnies:
The Coteau de Chalamont is a wine that is ideal as an aperitif. However, the same as Chasselas, this wine is wonderful with fondue and raclette.

Aligoté

The Aligoté is a white grape variety originating in the  Bourgogne region, and present in the Geneva area for more than 40 years. This is an ideal aperitif wine but can also accompany fish extremely well.

Tasting notes:
Bouquet: Pineapple is noticeably present, and one can also remark some aromas of fresh mango.
Palate: Aligoté is characterized by a vivacious fresh feeling in the mouth that delights lovers of dryer wines.

Pinot Gris

Variation of Pinot Noir, called “Ruländer” in Germany, “Malvoisie” in Valais, formerly “Tokay” in Alsace, and “Grey Monk” in Hungary. It has been present in Geneva for twenty years where it gives excellent results. It takes its name from the colour of its grapes, which, when ripe, have a greyish pink colour. It can be vinified into a dry wine, or equally well a sweet wine when residual sugar is present. We have chosen to produce a fresh, dry wine.

Tasting notes:
Bouquet: Dominant aromas are quince and honey.
Palate: We re-experience the aroma of quince. This wine is full bodied and generous. Very smooth and rich in the mouth, where it shows all its character.

Chardonnay

A famous grape from the Bourgogne region, in Geneva it has found its perfect second home. Chardonnay is dry, and well-structured with medium acidity.

Tasting notes:
Bouquet: Floral and fruity
Palate: We re-experience the fruity bouquet, well bodied and smooth.

Accompagnies:
Universally appreciated as an aperitif, but goes well with seafood.

Gewurztraminer

Very well known in Alsace, Gewürztraminer actually originated in South Tyrol. This variety can be fermented into both a sweet dessert  wine (with a few grams of residual sugar) or a dryer wine. We regularly choose the option of a dryer wine to give maximum freshness. It is still possible that, depending on a particular year’s harvest, we keep a few grams of sugar in the vinification to produce a sweeter wine.

Tasting notes:
Bouquet: Aromas typical of Gewurztraminer such as lychee and rose are present. The bouquet is expressive and delicate.
Palate: There are the aromas of lychee. The taste is crisp but well balanced.

Scheurebe

The Scheurebe grape variety is of German origin. It is derived from a cross between green Sylvaner and Riesling. This cross was made ​​by Dr. Scheu who then gave his name to the grape he had just created. It is quite uncommon in Switzerland, and was planted in Dardagny for the first time in early 1990.  A few years later it appeared in our own domain, for our own appreciation.

Tasting notes:
Bouquet: Somewhat recalls that of a Sauvignon Blanc with its aromas of passion fruit. The aromatic intensity is remarkable.
Palate: Vinified dry (without residual sugar) it has a lovely freshness and a nice balance in the mouth.

Sauvignon Blanc

The Sauvignon Blanc is a grape variety known worldwide, cultivated in many countries such as France, the United States or South Africa.

Tasting notes:
Bouquet: the dominant citrus / grapefruit, there is also some flavor of passion fruit and mango.
Palate: Sauvignon produces wines of great freshness characterized by recalling the typical acidity of citrus.

Viognier

The Viognier is a grape native to the northern Cotes du Rhone. It has been  cultivated in Geneva since the 90s.

Tasting notes:
Bouquet: Aromas typical of Viognier like the peach and apricot are present.
Palate: Despite being aged in oak barrels for about four months, the wood flavour is not overpowering, and lets the fruitiness of the wine express itself. The wine is dry and full bodied.