Chardonnay Ligne Prestige 2022
AOC Genève, Charles Rolaz (La Roche aux Fées SA), 750 ml
A typical Chardonnay for the Lake Geneva region! Fun to drink, authentic, with a touch of the exotic. It has an exotic yellow-fruity scent and exudes aromas of ripe yellow peach, yellow melon and star fruit. On the palate, its easy-drinking juiciness dominates, fine salinity reminiscent of salt lemon, a tart touch of freshly grated lime zest accompanied by carambola. Our delicious food pairing tip: Enjoy the wine with a colourful leaf salad and fruity berry dressing as well as baked goat cheese or perch fillets with tartar sauce and buttered potatoes..., because we think the right combination brings out the best in the wine!
|Origin:||Switzerland / Genève|
|Ripening potential:||1 to 4 years after harvest|
|Drinking temperature:||10 to 12 °C|
|Food Pairing:||Apéro pastries, Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Cheese board, Goat's cheese, Vegetable flan, quiche, Salad with vegetables, pulses, pasta|
|Vinification:||fermentation in steel tank, pressed carefully and immediately, fermentation at low temperatures|
|Harvest:||hand-picking, strict selection|
|Maturation:||in steel tank|
|Maturation duration:||6 months|
King or beggar?
Hardly any variety of vine shows such a broad spectrum of quality as the Chardonnay. Its wines range from faceless neutrality to breath-taking class. It is an extremely low-maintenance vine, which explains why it is grown around the world – even in places where it probably should not be. The aromas of the Chardonnay variety are not very pronounced: a bit of green apple, a little hazelnut; in warmer latitudes, also melon and exotic fruits. The wines are often defined by maturing in casks. They develop more or less subtle notes of butter, toasted bread and vanilla. The grapes achieve their highest expression in their region of origin, Burgundy. Its heart beats in the Côte de Beaune: one might think of the plant growth of Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet. With their finesse and complexity, they can survive for decades. Chardonnay also achieves first class in some Blanc-de-Blancs champagnes. It additionally yields great wines in the Burgundian Chablis, and increasingly in Australia and Chile. A simple rule of thumb for pairing with food: When butter and cream are involved, you cannot go wrong with Chardonnay.
Geneva: diversity at a high level
It is famous as a UN city, clock town and as a financial metropolis. However, Geneva is also increasingly recognized as a wine region. In 1988, Geneva was the first canton of Switzerland to establish a designation of origin (AOC). Since then, something almost revolutionary has occurred in the southwestern tip of Switzerland. With refreshing sparkling wines, aromatic Sauvignon Blancs, complex cuvées from Bordeaux varieties and many other specialties, Geneva vintners are demonstrating the treasure that lie in their terroir.
Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity
Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.