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.
Pinot Noir is the red grape used to make all the great red Burgundies. It is an extremely fine and distinguished wine that in the best vintages can titrate up to 13 °. This wine must be served at cellar temperature, between 16 ° and 18 °. Red in color with mauve shades, it can be kept for four to ten years depending on the vintage. Pinot Noir is a great accompaniment to white meats, poultry and some white sea fish (bream, wolf, etc.). Its subtle taste often reminds of the berries of the forest, cherries too. Pinot Noir is considered one of the three most noble red grape varieties with Cabernet and Syrah.
La Dame Noire is an original red wine created in the barrel cellar of the Domaine des Balisiers. The aging in oak barrels had been almost abandoned in the Swiss vineyards during the Second World War, due to the lack of imported oak. The Swiss coopers had almost all disappeared. In 1985, Domaine des Balisiers was one of the first to rehabilitate this old oenological practice in Switzerland by creating the Black Lady. The composition of the Black Lady varies according to the qualities of the vintage. The Black Lady is an assemblage of Gamay, Pinot Noir and Gamaret. The color is superb, dark red and deep. The fruit and spices take equal place in the perfumes of this delicate nose. On the palate a lot of consistency without heaviness with crème de cassis and empyreumatic notes. The middle is concentrated with a beautiful material where the round fruits and the woody mix until the final. This wine is aged one year in oak barrels, which gives it a woody note and vanilla aromas. The Black Lady is tasted five to ten years in a good cellar. It is a meal wine that goes particularly well with red meats, grilled meats and hunting.
Garnet red in color, this Pinot Noir brings freshness and raspberry aromas. In the mouth, the flavors are balanced, between finesse and roundness of silky tannins. Everything suggests a good aging potential. Garnet red in color, this Pinot Noir brings freshness and raspberry aromas. In the mouth, the flavors are balanced, between finesse and roundness of silky tannins. Everything suggests a good aging potential.
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
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.