New Year’s Eve was the perfect night to open a late harvest sweet Pinot Gris wine. Badoux makes this classy Lettres de Noblesse white wine that increases in elegance and richness as it ages in the bottle. The 2011 is now perfect, with apricot and honey notes, great depth and excellent balance between acidity and […]
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Esprit de Genève, Geneva area Gamays
I recently did two radio shows with WRS in Geneva. The first is about Esprit de Genève wines, red blends with strict quality charters, perfect as the seasons change. The second was an April Fool’s Day spoof, but listen long enough and you’ll learn some honest to goodness truths about Gamay wines from the Geneva […]
Gamay, Domaine Dugerdil, Dardagny
Very good value for money at CHF12, a Gamay that will do its classic food and wine pairing job with cold cuts, but it has enough structure and aromas to accompany red meats that are not too strongly flavoured. Sophie Dugerdil is one of Geneva’s impressive group of relatively new, younger generation winemakers, and her […]
Wine tasting, des Bulles et du Gamay (update)
First-ever bubbles & Gamay wine fair, a chance to sample fine sparkling wines from Switzerland, with caviar and chocolate – promises to be an excellent pre-holiday tasting warmup in Ouchy-Lausanne!
Here’s a review of some of the 80 Swiss sparkling wines I tasted Monday, including some of those offered at Saturday’s event, to help you get started.
A word about the Gamay part of this: it includes newer spinoff grape varieties Garanoir and Gamaret, both developed in Switzerland, often used in blends. Swiss Gamay wines can be excellent – les Frères Dutruy in Founex have a particularly good line. If you’re familiar with this grape mainly through Beaujolais, you’ll find here well-structured wines with a deeper colour where the fruit is still very present but with more complexity.
Aigle Gamay 2009 Les Celliers du Chablais
Wine tasting notes, Swiss red wines (blind tasting) wine video, red Red wine, fruity yet somber, slightly spicy, dry Grape variety: Gamay Winery: Les Celliers du Chablais Location: Aigle, Vaud Price at the winery: CHF18.00 View this wine reviewed in French by Laurent Probst and in German by Gabriel Tinguely Complete list of GenevaLunch Swiss […]