The Winery Centaure in Genève

The winery offers 29 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.8.
It is ranked in the top 8 of the estates of Genève.
It is located in Genève

The Winery Centaure is one of the largest wineries in the world. It offers 29 wines for sale in of Genève to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Winery Centaure wines

Looking for the best Winery Centaure wines in Genève among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Winery Centaure wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Winery Centaure wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top red wines of Winery Centaure

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Winery Centaure

How Winery Centaure wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of enchiladas franchouillards, stuffed cutlets or duck legs confit.

Organoleptic analysis of red wines of Winery Centaure

On the nose the red wine of Winery Centaure. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, oak or red fruit and sometimes also flavors of non oak, black fruit. In the mouth the red wine of Winery Centaure. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in the red wines of Winery Centaure

  • 2018 With an average score of 3.98/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.88/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.85/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.76/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.74/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.70/5

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Winery Centaure.

  • Pinot Noir
  • Gamay
  • Cabernet Dorsa
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Garanoir
  • Gamaret

Discovering the wine region of Genève

Geneva, at the western end of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva), is the second-largest city in Switzerland">Switzerland and the country's third-largest wine producing canton after Valais and Vaud. Although not famously associated with wine, the city and its environs are home to numerous Vineyards and wineries, some within just a few miles of the Center. At 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres), Geneva accounts for 10 percent of the country's vineyard area. Gamay is the predominant variety here, with the Swiss workhorse Chasselas (often labelled "Fendant") and Pinot Noir taking second and third place respectively.

Other popular regional grapes include the hardy, oft-blended combination of Gamaret and Garanoir as well as the more international Merlot and Chardonnay. The red-white split is 56 percent in favor of red. The canton is home to numerous (around 95) small, generally family-run, wineries often with a large number of Varietal wines (albeit in small quantities). While many producers are clustered around the larger viticultural areas of Dardagny, Satigny, Peissy, and Soral, wineries are dotted around the city, some a stone's throw from the French border nearby.

The region also boasts 22 Premier Cru appellations, including Coteau de Bossy, Grand Carraz and Rougemont. Broadly speaking, the vineyards around Geneva are separated into three officially named areas: the Right Bank (790 hectares/1,900 acres), known as Mandement, encompassing the large Satigny and Dardagny zones as well as vineyards further northeast in Collex-Bossy and Céligny (towards the wider Vaud area on the "right bank" of the lake); Entre Arve et Lac (283 hectares/699 acres), nominally on the Left Bank of the Rhône river and the lake, this encompasses the Southeastern quadrant of the canton (south of the lake and east of the Arve river that flows northwest into the Rhône, joining it in the city) out towards the French side of the lake; it forms a Rough triangle between the towns of Cologny, Anières and Jussy; Entre Arve et Rhône (270 hectares/660 acres), on the western side of the city, including the areas of Lully, Veyrier, Soral and Laconnex The region also counts just over 120 hectares (300 acres) of vineyard officially in France but worked by Genevan viticulturists for decades. These vineyards, in what is called the "zone franche" ("Open zone"), are appended to the Geneva appellation. The Climate in Geneva is moderated significantly by the presence of the lake, which prevents summer temperatures from rising dramatically and slows the effects of frost and snow in winter.

The top white wines of Winery Centaure

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Winery Centaure

How Winery Centaure wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of poultry, lean fish or mild and soft cheese such as recipes of quiche lorraine, impromptu fish fillets with cream and shallots or raclette pancakes.

Organoleptic analysis of white wines of Winery Centaure

On the nose the white wine of Winery Centaure. often reveals types of flavors of tree fruit, citrus fruit or microbio and sometimes also flavors of oak. In the mouth the white wine of Winery Centaure. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in the white wines of Winery Centaure

  • 2012 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.88/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.84/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.82/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.82/5

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Winery Centaure.

  • Pinot Gris
  • Aligoté
  • Scheurebe
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Chardonnay

Discover the grape variety: Scheurebe

German grape variety obtained in 1916 by Georg Shere (1879/1949). It was given until then as coming from a cross between Riesling and Sylvaner, but genetic tests have shown that its father is the Bouquettraube (Bukettrebe), and it is closely related to the Kerner. The Scheurebe can be found in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Great Britain, the United States (California, Virginia, ...), Canada (Ontario, British Columbia, ...), ... practically unknown in France.

The top pink wines of Winery Centaure

Food and wine pairings with a pink wine of Winery Centaure

How Winery Centaure wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of osso buco, cheese crusts or duck aiguillettes with apples.

The grape varieties most used in the pink wines of Winery Centaure.

  • Pinot Noir
  • Gamay

The word of the wine: Structure

Refers to both the structure and the overall constitution of a wine.

The top natural sweet wines of Winery Centaure

Food and wine pairings with a natural sweet wine of Winery Centaure

How Winery Centaure wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of spicy food or sweet desserts such as recipes of piperade or king's cake with frangipane.

The grape varieties most used in the natural sweet wines of Winery Centaure.

  • Muscat Blanc

Discover the grape variety: Pinot noir

Pinot noir is an important red grape variety in Burgundy and Champagne, and its reputation is well known! Great wines such as the Domaine de la Romanée Conti elaborate their wines from this famous grape variety, and make it a great variety. When properly vinified, pinot noit produces red wines of great finesse, with a wide range of aromas depending on its advancement (fruit, undergrowth, leather). it is also the only red grape variety authorized in Alsace. Pinot Noir is not easily cultivated beyond our borders, although it has enjoyed some success in Oregon, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Winery Centaure

Planning a wine route in the of Genève? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Winery Centaure.

Discover the grape variety: Gamaret

Gamaret noir is a grape variety that originated in Switzerland. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of vine is characterized by medium-sized bunches, and grapes of medium size. Gamaret noir can be found in many vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Languedoc & Roussillon.

News about Winery Centaure and wines from the region

Andrew Jefford: ‘A wine’s visual cues shout, stamp, whistle and roar’

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At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Uchizy

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Côte-Rôtie & Condrieu 2020: report and top-scoring wines

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The word of the wine: Structure

Refers to both the structure and the overall constitution of a wine.