Genevoisie BrutMéthode Traditionnelle, Genève AOC
Origin : Quality controlled (AOC) Geneva
Height : 400-500 m
Soil : Molasse (a soft, crumbly sandstone)
Grape variety : Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot
Pruning method : Guyot
Average production : 70 hl/ha
Winemaking : Hand picked, whole bunches of Chardonnay pressed as such, with only a 50 –55 % yield. Carefully produced in the same manner as Champagne. Aged 3 years before sale.
Strength : 12% ABV
Characteristic : Clear aspect tinged golden. Subtle nose of quince and elderberry. Fine bubbles; after taste of exotic fruit.
Gastronomy : Aperitifs or late at night!
Best time to drink : Between 3 to 5 years after vintage.