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.
Grape variety king of Burgundy. Considered producing one of the finest wines in the world. At the Balisiers, Chardonnay fermentations in amphorae for 12 months. The amphora rearing for Chardonnay brings us a slow oxygenation of the wine which optimizes the expression of the typicity of the grape variety. It is the richest and most elaborate white wine with Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. It is grown at very low yield. Very exuberant nose with vine peach, apricot and yellow apple. The lively mouth becomes silky with a nice fat and then buttery notes of yellow flowers. Mineral touch on a long finish. He is happy to accompany fricassee of wild mushrooms, raw or smoked salmon and all the fish of the lake. It is also an ideal aperitif wine.
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.