Gamay is the vine of Touraine, part of the Loire and especially Beaujolais. The Geneva terroir makes it possible to raise particularly fruity Gamays. In some favorable names like Peney and Peissy, it is possible to raise Gamays of good conservation, ie to be tasted for five years and more. Like all the red wines of the Domaine des Balisiers, the Gamay is put on sale only after a year of cellaring. Gamay is the main red wine grown in AOC Geneva. It is a wine of meal which accompanies the charcuterie, some white meat and poultry. It can be served quite fresh, rather than being chambered. Ruby in color, this fruity wine often has hints of raspberries and blackberries.
100% Gamaret, the crossing discovered at the end of the 20th century by the Federal Station of Changins, the Rousse Moon is planted on a parchet of three hectares in Plan-les-Ouates and raised fifteen months in amphorae of clay in our storeroom. This new original Swiss grape variety - originally destined for the blending of Pinot Noir and local Gamay - has been revealed over the last decade and has conquered the Geneva terroir. Wine often dark carmine with a strong tannic expression and low acidity, the Rousse Moon accompanies all meat and spicy dishes (tartare, curry pot, Thai cuisine, chamois stew, etc). "It's the most beautiful Gamaret ever tasted!" (Raoul Cruchon, Oenologe in Echichens) "What material for this concentrated wine full of promise!" (Raymond Paccot, Winzer / Kelterer in Féchy) "It's a strange wine (...) that reveals a subtle matter to be vinified, tannins to be coated, a dry extract with a powerful aromatic potential. (...) It is a great wine of guard, and its success is considerable ". The world
Chasselas is the "Swiss national grape variety". In fact a table grape, it still represents nearly 40% of the vine growing in Switzerland. At Balisiers, it is rather residual. To keep its substance, this grape is severely controlled, at the rate of 70 hectoliters per hectare. At first glance, we notice its golden yellow color.The nose is very flowery with chamomile and linden that stand out. White wine to drink as an aperitif or with cheese specialties, fondue, crusts and beefsteak with cheese, raclette, etc. Tasting: must be drunk within two years of its vintage.