Sauvignon Blanc Barrique Dardagny 2019
AOC Genève, Domaine les Hutins, 750 ml
Aromas of exotic papaya, goosberry and grapefruit with fine vanilla notes. On palate the wine offers a nice balance between tartness and creaminess. Very good length and aromatic finish. Elegant and characteristically fruity. This barrel aged Sauvignon Blanc develops a harmonious body and delivers those exuberant aromas to all lovers of this grape.
|Origin:||Switzerland / Genève|
|Grape variety:||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Ripening potential:||3 to 8 years|
|Drinking temperature:||10 to 12 °C|
|Food Pairing:||Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Goat's cheese, Vegetable pie, Vegetable flan, quiche|
|Vinification:||fermentation in wooden barrel, pressed carefully and immediately|
|Harvest:||hand-picking, strict selection|
|Maturation:||in large wooden barrel/foudre, in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, on the yeast, bâtonnage|
The Sauvignon blanc can be recognized with your eyes closed. Its typical bouquet is marked by green notes: freshly cut grass, tomato bunches, gooseberry. Citrus fruits, cassis and flint join into the mix. In warmer latitudes it also shows exotic aromas, such as passion fruit. Its acidity is decidedly lively. In all likelihood, it comes from the Loire Valley, where it is vinified in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre in its purest form: varietally, and without timber. In the 18th century, it found its way to Bordeaux. Ambitious producers assemble it there with Sémillon into substantial whites, which are aged in oak barrels. The Sauvignon blanc has been a sensational success in the past 20 years in New Zealand. With its refreshing sweet-and-sour style, winemakers from down under have conquered the world. The rich Sauvignons from Styria and crisp examples of South Tyrol and Friuli are worth mentioning as well. It pairs with anything from the sea. Or do it like they do on the Loire, and enjoy it with goat cheese.
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.
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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.