The Winery La Cote d'Or in Genève

The winery offers 14 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.8.
It is ranked in the top 180 of the estates of Genève.
It is located in Genève

The Winery La Cote d'Or is one of the best wineries to follow in Genève.. It offers 14 wines for sale in of Genève to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Winery La Cote d'Or wines

Looking for the best Winery La Cote d'Or wines in Genève among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Winery La Cote d'Or 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 La Cote d'Or wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top white wines of Winery La Cote d'Or

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Winery La Cote d'Or

How Winery La Cote d'Or wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of revised chicken marengo, salmon koulibiac or goat cheese and bacon quiche.

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Winery La Cote d'Or.

  • Chardonnay
  • Kerner
  • Pinot Blanc
  • 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 Winery La Cote d'Or

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Winery La Cote d'Or

How Winery La Cote d'Or wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of massal ox, veal cutlets parmigiana or duck aiguillettes with basalmic.

The best vintages in the red wines of Winery La Cote d'Or

  • 2014 With an average score of 3.70/5

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Winery La Cote d'Or.

  • Garanoir
  • Gamaret
  • Gamay
  • Pinot Noir

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.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Winery La Cote d'Or

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 La Cote d'Or.

Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

News about Winery La Cote d'Or and wines from the region

Anthony Barton: tributes paid to Bordeaux wine great

The Barton family announced yesterday (19 January), ‘We have the immense sadness to inform you that our beloved Anthony Barton passed away at the age of 91 years old.’ Known as the ‘gentleman’ of Bordeaux wine and admired for his sense of humour and charisma, Anthony Barton was also widely respected for modernising family estates Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton – the respective 1855 second and third growth châteaux in the St-Julien appellation. Barton was credited, too, with maintaining ...

WSET appoints Brampton as new CEO

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed Michelle Brampton as its new CEO. Brampton will join WSET on 1 February as CEO designate and will spend two months working alongside current CEO Ian Harris, who steps down on 15 April. Bringing with her a wealth of experience, Brampton previously spent 19 years at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), where she most recently held the role of MD Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from 2018 to 2021. Brampton was also on the boards of both The Dr ...

Concern that wine prices may rise amid cost pressures

Inflation and higher costs have led to questions in the UK and US in recent weeks about how much the trade can absorb before wine prices increase. Despite a recent freeze on duty tax, the UK Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has said it is concerned wine prices may rise in 2022 due to myriad factors, including higher costs, inflation and supply chain issues. The trade body sent a letter to government signed by 49 UK wine and spirits businesses last month, warning that ‘rising cost ...

The word of the wine: Wine vinegar

Product of acetic fermentation of wine.