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.
A marriage between Riesling and Madeleine Royale, the Riesling-Sylvaner was selected at the beginning of the century by a prominent professor of Swiss viticulture, Professor Muller-Thurgau. It is currently one of the most cultivated white varieties in the world, from California to South Africa through the countries of the East, Alsace, Germany, etc. At Balisiers, Riesling-Sylvaner has a very elegant muscatée note. It is the earliest grape variety of our estate with which the grape harvest usually begins. Indeed, it must be harvested early to avoid losing its natural acidity. It is drunk well refreshed as an aperitif and also accompanies a cold buffet or appetizers. Some enjoy it with shellfish and seafood, even with cheese dishes, instead of chasselas. Very pale yellow color.
Comte de Peney
The Count of Peney is the fruit of more than ten years of research of Domaine des Balisiers to acclimatize the Cabernets originating from Bordeaux to the climate and the Swiss soil. Very low yield product (30 hectoliters per hectare). It is composed of 2/3 Cabernet Sauvignon and 1/3 Cabernet Franc. Great vintages are kept for twenty years or more. The Balisiers Collection allows oenophiles to acquire most vintages in original cases from 1989 to today. Aged eighteen to twenty-four months in amphorae of clay, the Count of Peney presents an incomparable range of aromas, with a great complexity. The assembly title 13 ° and more. Deep, purple-red color with a beautiful intensity, a brilliant disc and beautiful ruby highlights. The nose is divided between aromas of young leather and berries with brandy. The attack on the palate is frank with always red berries, kirsch cherry in particular. Then the mouth is tighter with still powerful tannins that combine notes of tobacco and sweet spices. Wine of festive meal, it accompanies more particularly the gastronomic dishes.