CHASSELAS: Over 80% of the winery is planted with this very old variety, originating from the region around Lake Geneva (“Wine Grapes”, by J. Vouillamoz, J. Robinson & J. Harding). However, the name of this variety of grape derives from the village of Chasselas in Burgundy. Though Chasselas is the very symbol of Swiss white wine, it can be found in France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Hungary, California, Canada & New Zealand.
Most of the Chasselas is sold in bulk at harvest. Some selections are made to be bottled at the winery: either old vines, or best exposure, or both. Green harvesting is routine, in order for the remaining grape clusters to fully ripen before they are ready to be picked.
SWEET WINE: Sauvignon Blanc & Gris, as well as Sémillon, are brought together to produce a sweet wine. The 5’000m2 of those varietals yield 800 litres, equivalent to 16 hl / ha. This wine will spend 1 to 2 years in barrel (barrique, french oak).
All red varieties are vinified at the winery. They are barrel-aged in french oak and will be bottled if our value-statement gives them the thumbs-up.