The Domaine des Esserts in Genève

The winery offers 17 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.7.
It is ranked in the top 344 of the estates of Genève.
It is located in Genève

The Domaine des Esserts is one of the best wineries to follow in Genève.. It offers 17 wines for sale in of Genève to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Domaine des Esserts wines

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

The top white wines of Domaine des Esserts

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Domaine des Esserts

How Domaine des Esserts wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of tagliatelle with carbonara, whole salmon in aromatic broth or quiche with leeks and fresh salmon from flo.

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Domaine des Esserts.

  • Chardonnay
  • Aligoté

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 red wines of Domaine des Esserts

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Domaine des Esserts

How Domaine des Esserts wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of pastasciutta (corsica), veal chop with mushrooms or paella valenciana (without seafood).

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Domaine des Esserts.

  • Pinot Noir
  • Diolinoir
  • Gamaret

Discover the grape variety: Aligoté

Aligoté is an ancient Burgundian grape variety (it has different names depending on the region in which it is grown: griset blanc in Beaune, giboudot blanc in the Chalonnais or troyen blanc in the Aube), mainly used in the production of Bourgogne-Aligoté, Bouzeron and Crémant-de-Bourgogne.aligoté is a medium-fine white grape variety, quite productive, which gives clear, acidic, fresh and light white wines. An anecdote often says that it was a member of the clergy named Kir who gave it its letters of nobility by adding it to blackcurrant cream to prepare an aperitif.produced on more than 1,600 hectares in Burgundy, aligoté has also been exported. It is also cultivated in Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Romania), California, Canada and Chile, representing more than 20,000 hectares in the world.

The top pink wines of Domaine des Esserts

Food and wine pairings with a pink wine of Domaine des Esserts

How Domaine des Esserts wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

The word of the wine: Servadou iron

A black grape variety from the southwest that produces a wine with spicy tannins and black currant and raspberry aromas. Under the name of Mansois, it is the main grape variety of Marcillac; it is also one of the important varieties of Gaillacois, where it is called Braucol. It is also used in the blends of other South-Western appellations (Fronton, Lavilledieu, Estaing, Madiran). Syn.: braucol, pinenc, mansois.

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Discover the grape variety: Diolinoir

Intraspecific cross between robin noir and pinot noir obtained in 1970 by André Jacquinet of the Swiss Federal Research Station Agroscope Changins-Wadenswil (Switzerland).

News about Domaine des Esserts and wines from the region

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Bussières

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Bussières, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneW ...

Distilled: Biodynamic whisky takes centre stage

First past the post in a race for the world’s first biodynamic whisky release was Waterford Distillery’s Luna 1.1, made with biodynamic barley from three Irish farms. Matured in used and new American oak, French oak and vin doux naturel casks, the single malt joins Waterford’s Arcadian Series heritage range. Released towards the end of 2021 and priced at £89.95 per 70cl at Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange, Waterford Luna 1.1 (Alc 50%) is fruity with mellow cereal and rye notes. The smooth ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Vinzelles

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Vinzelles, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneW ...

The word of the wine: Servadou iron

A black grape variety from the southwest that produces a wine with spicy tannins and black currant and raspberry aromas. Under the name of Mansois, it is the main grape variety of Marcillac; it is also one of the important varieties of Gaillacois, where it is called Braucol. It is also used in the blends of other South-Western appellations (Fronton, Lavilledieu, Estaing, Madiran). Syn.: braucol, pinenc, mansois.