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Domaine des Abeilles d'Or - Stift Klosterneuberg

Domaine des Abeilles d'Or - Stift Klosterneuberg

Chouilly, Geneva

Originally from the small hamlet of "Les Baillets" in the heart of the Geneva wine-growing district, the Desbaillets family is mentioned in local archives going back over 500 years. Domaine des Abeilles d'Or has developed a fine reputation. When we started to work with them it was run by René Desbaillets and now his son has taken over. How time flies!

The estate has some 34 hectares of vines in the village of Chouilly which is in the Satigny district which today is the largest wine-growing district in Switzerland. Vines grow here at an altitude of between 450 and 500 metres on clay loam soils over porous sandstone bedrock. René, ably assisted by his winemaker son Laurent (recent graduate of the winemaking school at Changins) makes a wide range of red, rosé, white and sparkling wines. Of particular note is the estate's Douce Noire, an oaked red blend of international and Swiss varieties which regularly sweeps the board in competitions.

A heraldic note - on the family crest the blue represents the sky, justice and beauty while the golden bees symbolise wealth and nobility. The striped band represents virtue, ardour, love and courage. Nothing could better describe the wonderful landscape of hills around Chouilly and the great wines and character of the producer!

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  • Douce Noire Domaine des Abeilles d'Or

    Silk and cashmere in a glass
  • Weissburgunder Stift Klosterneuberg

    Surprising mature Pinot Blanc.
  • Zierfandler-Rotgipfler Stift Klosterneuberg

    A unique blend from Thermenregion, as rare and interesting as it gets
  • Sekt Mathäi Stift Klosterneuberg

    Elegant Sparkling Wine.
  • Riesling Stift Klosterneuberg

    Mature Riesling
  • Spätrot-Rotgipfler Spätlese Stift Klosterneuberg

    Mature dry Spätrot Rotgipfler
  • Gewürztraminer Stift Klosterneuberg

    A surprising and delicious (and dry) Gewürztraminer, all peaches and flowers.
  • Weissburgunder Jungherrn Stift Klosterneuberg

    Fresh and balanced Pinot Blanc, even with its age.

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