The Domaine Les Faunes in Genève

The winery offers 22 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.6.
It is ranked in the top 60 of the estates of Genève.
It is located in Genève
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The Domaine Les Faunes is one of the world's great estates. It offers 22 wines for sale in of Genève to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Domaine Les Faunes wines

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

The top white wines of Domaine Les Faunes

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Domaine Les Faunes

How Domaine Les Faunes wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of summer orecchiette, salmon and spinach lasagna or goat cheese and bacon quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of white wines of Domaine Les Faunes

In the mouth the white wine of Domaine Les Faunes. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in the white wines of Domaine Les Faunes

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.50/5

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Domaine Les Faunes.

  • Charmont
  • Aligoté
  • Chardonnay
  • Chasselas
  • 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 Les Faunes

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Domaine Les Faunes

How Domaine Les Faunes wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef tagine with sweet potatoes, shoulder of lamb with fine vegetables or chicken tagine with olives and potatoes.

Organoleptic analysis of red wines of Domaine Les Faunes

In the mouth the red wine of Domaine Les Faunes. is a with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in the red wines of Domaine Les Faunes

  • 2012 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.59/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.31/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.00/5

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Domaine Les Faunes.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Gamaret
  • Gamay
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz/Syrah

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.

The top pink wines of Domaine Les Faunes

Food and wine pairings with a pink wine of Domaine Les Faunes

How Domaine Les Faunes wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or pork such as recipes of tunisian molokheya, milanese cutlets like in italy or alsatian sauerkraut.

The grape varieties most used in the pink wines of Domaine Les Faunes.

  • Gamay
  • Pinot Noir

The word of the wine: Female

Characterizes wines whose pleasantness results from elegance and finesse rather than power.

The top sparkling wines of Domaine Les Faunes

Food and wine pairings with a sparkling wine of Domaine Les Faunes

How Domaine Les Faunes wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of croziflette, salmon and spinach lasagna or quiche with bacon and gruyère cheese.

The grape varieties most used in the sparkling wines of Domaine Les Faunes.

  • Chardonnay

Discover the grape variety: Charmont

Intraspecific crossing between Chasselas and Chardonnay, obtained in 1965 by Jean-Louis Simon and selected by André Jacquinet at the Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil research station (Switzerland). This grape variety is known and cultivated in Switzerland, but it can also be found in Hungary, Germany, Italy, etc., and is virtually unknown in France. With the same parents, Jean-Louis Simon also obtained the doral.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Domaine Les Faunes

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 Domaine Les Faunes.

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.

News about Domaine Les Faunes and wines from the region

Food and Chablis wines pairing, by Debra MEIBURG and Ivy NG

On December 10, 2020, four Hong Kong personalities discussed Chablis wines on a live webinar: Yang LU, Master Sommelier and Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassador, Debra MEIBURG, Master of Wine, Ivy NG, Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassador and Rebecca LEUNG, wine expert. In this 4-minute clip, Debra MEIBURG and Ivy NG illustrate how easily Chablis wines complement all kinds of food, all the way from cheese to caviar! #Chablis #PureChablis ...

Leading wine families award business prize to Europe’s oldest luthier

At a lunch in Brussels, the 2021 PFV ‘Family is Sustainability’ prize was presented to Jan Strick and his son Matthijs of Maison Bernard, who triumphed over more than 100 applicants from around the world to win the €100,000 (£84,000) award. ‘Selection was difficult,’ said Matthieu Perrin, president of the PFV, ‘but ultimately the jury felt that Maison Bernard is a brilliant example of exquisite handicraft and the maintenance of an ancient artisanal tradition in family hands, exactly as we fight ...

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 word of the wine: Female

Characterizes wines whose pleasantness results from elegance and finesse rather than power.