The Winery La Donzelle in Genève

The winery offers 11 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.4.
It is ranked in the top 435 of the estates of Genève.
It is located in Genève

The Winery La Donzelle is one of the best wineries to follow in Genève.. It offers 11 wines for sale in of Genève to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Winery La Donzelle wines

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

The top red wines of Winery La Donzelle

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Winery La Donzelle

How Winery La Donzelle wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or pork such as recipes of sumatran rendang beef, veal tagine with preserved lemons and saffron or cocotte chicken roulades.

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Winery La Donzelle.

  • Gamay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Gamaret

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 Winery La Donzelle

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Winery La Donzelle

How Winery La Donzelle wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of poultry, lean fish or mild and soft cheese such as recipes of cantonese rice, fish shells or croque-monsieur 3 cheeses.

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Winery La Donzelle.

  • Aligoté
  • Chasselas
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio

Discover the grape variety: Chenin blanc

It most certainly originates from the Anjou region and is registered in the official catalogue of wine grape varieties on the A1 list. It can also be found in South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Chile, the United States (California), New Zealand, etc. It is said to be a descendant of Savagnin and to have sauvignonasse as its second parent (Jean-Michel Boursiquot 2019). On the other hand, Chenin blanc is the half-brother of verdelho and sauvignon blanc and is the father of colombard.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Winery La Donzelle

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 Donzelle.

Discover the grape variety: Gamaret

Gamaret noir is a grape variety that originated in Switzerland. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of vine is characterized by medium-sized bunches, and grapes of medium size. Gamaret noir can be found in many vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Languedoc & Roussillon.

News about Winery La Donzelle and wines from the region

DO Penedès: new rules and aiming for Spanish wine’s top-tier

On 16 November 2021, the Denomination of Origin Penedès in Catalunya (DO Penedès) announced an extensive roadmap up to 2030, taking into account sustainability and establishing the region as a high-quality wine producer in Spain. Most immediately, all grapes for DO Penedès wines must be from fully-certified organic vineyards by 2025. While it’s an aggressive timeline, DO Penedès president Joan Huguet told Decanter, ‘Currently around 60% of the vineyards are already certified and our ...

The Morey Saint Denis appellation investigated through its geology and geography

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to enjoy this video in which Jean-Pierre Renard, Expert Instructor at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, explains the topographical and geological characteristics of the Morey-Saint-Denis appellation. The vineyard lies on an intensely fractured area. Several characteristic zones can be distinguished, we can say that each Climat has its own personality. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program broadcasted in April 2021 ...

Walls: Tasting Hermitage 2001 20 years on

In 2001, George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. Meanwhile in the UK, Tony Blair led the Labour Party to its second landslide victory. A lot can change over the course of 20 years. According to many Rhône winemakers and wine collectors, this is how long a bottle of Hermitage should lay undisturbed until you open it. Is it really worth the wait? I recently tasted 11 Hermitage 2001s – seven red, two white, two sweet – to test the 20 year hypothesis and see how these ...

The word of the wine: Acidity

When present without excess, acidity contributes to the balance of the wine, giving it freshness and nervousness. But when it is very high, it becomes a defect, giving it a biting and green character. On the other hand, if it is insufficient, the wine is soft.