The Domaine des Menades in Genève

The winery offers 17 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.8.
It is ranked in the top 37 of the estates of Genève.
It is located in Genève

The Domaine des Menades is one of the world's great estates. It offers 17 wines for sale in of Genève to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Domaine des Menades wines

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

The top white wines of Domaine des Menades

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

How Domaine des Menades wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of baked bread (tomato, mushroom, ham, cheese), parillade of fish and seafood or leek, goat cheese and bacon quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of white wines of Domaine des Menades

In the mouth the white wine of Domaine des Menades. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in the white wines of Domaine des Menades

  • 2018 With an average score of 3.40/5

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

  • Chardonnay
  • Chasselas
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc

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 Menades

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

How Domaine des Menades wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal such as recipes of nanou's flemish carbonade, lamb meatballs with mint or veal feet with cold ravigote.

Organoleptic analysis of red wines of Domaine des Menades

On the nose the red wine of Domaine des Menades. often reveals types of flavors of oak. In the mouth the red wine of Domaine des Menades. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in the red wines of Domaine des Menades

  • 2011 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.90/5

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

  • Gamaret
  • Garanoir
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir

Discover the grape variety: Chasselas

Chasselas rosé is a grape variety that originated in France. It produces a variety of grape used to make wine. However, it can also be found eating on our tables! This variety of vine is characterized by medium-sized bunches and medium-sized grapes. Chasselas rosé can be found in several vineyards: Alsace, South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

The top pink wines of Domaine des Menades

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

How Domaine des Menades wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of adapted vietnamese fondue, soft and inexpensive pasta gratin or autumn pumpkin pie.

The grape varieties most used in the pink wines of Domaine des Menades.

  • Pinot Noir

The word of the wine: White winemaking

White wines are obtained by fermentation of the juice after pressing. A pre-fermentation maceration is sometimes practiced to extract the aromatic substances from the skins. White wines are normally made from white grapes, but can also be made from red grapes (blanc de noirs). The grapes are then pressed as soon as they arrive at the vat house without maceration in order to prevent the colouring matter contained in the skins from "staining" the wine.

The top sweet wines of Domaine des Menades

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Domaine des Menades

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

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Domaine des Menades

  • 2016 With an average score of 3.40/5

Discover the grape variety: Pinot gris

Pinot Gris is a grey grape variety mutated from Pinot Noir. It has its origins in Burgundy, where it is called pinot-beurot in reference to the colour of the grey robes worn by the monks of the region. Established in Alsace since the 17th century, pinot gris was called tokay until 2007. It is made up of bunches of small berries that vary in colour from pink to blue-grey. It is particularly well suited to the continental climate because it is resistant to the cold in winter and to spring frosts. This variety also likes dry limestone soils with plenty of sunshine in the summer. Pinot Gris is well suited to late harvesting or to the selection of noble grapes, depending on the year and the concentration of sugars in the berries. Pinot Gris wines are distinguished by their aromatic complexity of white fruits, mushrooms, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, etc., and their great finesse. In the Loire Valley, pinot gris is used in the Coteaux-d'Ancenis appellations. It gives dry or sweet wines with pear and peach aromas.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Domaine des Menades

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Discover the grape variety: Pinot blanc

Pinot Blanc is a grape variety that originated in Burgundy, mutated from Pinot Gris. Today, it is grown in Alsace where it is called klevner when blended with auxerrois. The continental climate, with its cold winters and hot summers, is particularly suited to pinot blanc. It is resistant to frost in winter and in summer, the roots draw the minerals it needs from the warm soil. Its bunches are made up of small berries with thick skins and melting pulp that produce fruity, spicy wines, balanced between acidity and alcohol. pinot blanc is also used for crémants and sparkling wines. Pinot Blanc is also used for Crémant and sparkling wines. It is widely grown in Italy, where it covers almost 7,000 hectares, and is also found in Germany, Austria, Canada and South Africa.

News about Domaine des Menades and wines from the region

Major Champagne merger for Nicolas Feuillatte to go ahead

Nearly 9% of Champagne’s vineyard area will be covered by the merger between Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and the Coopérative Régionale des Vins de Champagne (CRVC), which includes the Champagne Castelnau label. A deal was delayed earlier in 2021, but the merger has now been approved by the two companies’ extraordinary general assemblies. It is expected to be effective from 31 December. Together, the two groups will create a new cooperative, ‘Terroirs et Vigne ...

Angélus withdraws from the next St-Emilion classification

Bordeaux’s Château Angélus has withdrawn its candidacy from the next St-Emilion classification, the producer announced today via a press release sent to Decanter. The withdrawal follows that of Château Cheval Blanc and Château Ausone who announced the news in July 2021.  Currently only Château Pavie remains a Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’ estate out of the original four having been promoted, alongside Château Angélus, in the 2012 ranking. Angélus said that, while the classification had long been ...

Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 open for entries

The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, and is arguably the most comprehensive and authoritative source of recommendations for wine lovers worldwide. It is the trusted relationship that Decanter – the world’s leading wine media brand – has with an international audience of both consumers and trade that sets DWWA apart from other competitions, alongside world-class judging panels and a rigorous judging process. Wines are judge ...

The word of the wine: White winemaking

White wines are obtained by fermentation of the juice after pressing. A pre-fermentation maceration is sometimes practiced to extract the aromatic substances from the skins. White wines are normally made from white grapes, but can also be made from red grapes (blanc de noirs). The grapes are then pressed as soon as they arrive at the vat house without maceration in order to prevent the colouring matter contained in the skins from "staining" the wine.