The Domaine de Champvigny in Genève

The winery offers 22 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.8.
It is ranked in the top 148 of the estates of Genève.
It is located in Genève
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The Domaine de Champvigny is one of the best wineries to follow in Genève.. It offers 22 wines for sale in of Genève to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Domaine de Champvigny wines

Looking for the best Domaine de Champvigny wines in Genève among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Domaine de Champvigny 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 Domaine de Champvigny wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top red wines of Domaine de Champvigny

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Domaine de Champvigny

How Domaine de Champvigny wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of fondue bourguignonne and accompanying sauces, ham and cheese omelette or quick duck breast with honey.

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Domaine de Champvigny.

  • Gamay
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Gamaret
  • Garanoir

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 Domaine de Champvigny

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Domaine de Champvigny

How Domaine de Champvigny wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or vegetarian such as recipes of grilled mackerel fillets with salt, stuffed squid or light tuna-tomato quiche (without cream).

The best vintages in the white wines of Domaine de Champvigny

  • 2016 With an average score of 4.20/5

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Domaine de Champvigny.

  • Kerner
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Scheurebe

Discover the grape variety: Garanoir

Intraspecific cross between Gamay and Reichensteiner obtained in 1970 by André Jacquinet at the Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil research station (Switzerland). From this same crossbreed, Gamaret and Mara were also born.

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Discover the grape variety: Cabernet franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest red grape varieties in Bordeaux. The Libourne region is its terroir where it develops best. The terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Fronsac allow it to mature and develop its best range of aromas. It is also the majority in many blends. The very famous Château Cheval Blanc, for example, uses 60% Cabernet Franc. The wines produced with Cabernet Franc are medium in colour with fine tannins and subtle aromas of small red fruits and spices. When blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings complexity and a bouquet of aromas to the wine. It produces fruity wines that can be drunk quite quickly, but whose great vintages can be kept for a long time. It is an earlier grape variety than Cabernet Sauvignon, which means that it is planted as far north as the Loire Valley. In Anjou, it is also used to make sweet rosé wines. Cabernet Franc is now used in some twenty countries in Europe and throughout the world.

News about Domaine de Champvigny and wines from the region

Southern Rhône 2020: full report and top scoring wines

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Proposal to grant Rioja Alavesa wineries greater autonomy withdrawn

Last week, Basque National Party (PNV) spokesperson Aitor Esteban announced the withdrawal of a bill that, if passed, would have granted Basque winemakers of the Rioja Alavesa region greater autonomy. A proposal to establish a breakout Viñedos de Álava DO for Rioja’s Basque enclave was originally launched in 2016 by the Association of Rioja Alavesa Producers (ABRA), which represents over 100 local wineries. While a number of Basque producers continue to battle for the creation of an entirely sep ...

The Irancy appellation seen by Clotilde Davenne

Clotilde Davenne, from the eponymous estate, mentions the cherry as a main characteristic of the Irancy appellation. She tells us about the Pinot Noir variety which reveals, in its northern location of Bourgogne, lots of freshness and fruitiness that gives the appellation a very special place among the wines of the region. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (June 2020). Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​ Twitter: https: ...

The word of the wine: Size (champagne)

Juices that flow from the press after the cuvée, at the second pressing. Less fine, often more vegetal, it is mainly used to make the first price champagnes.