Domaine des Abeilles d'Or - Weingut Steininger - Nittnaus - Marie-Therese Chappaz

Domaine des Abeilles d'Or - Weingut Steininger - Nittnaus - Marie-Therese Chappaz

Marie-Therese Chappaz' fantastic wines

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
  • Pinot Noir Sekt Weingut Steininger

    If you took all the bubbles out, this would be a very good Pinot Noir.
  • Riesling KA DAC Weingut Steininger

    A lovely Kamptal Riesling by Steininger - plenty of minerality.
  • Beerenauslese Sämling Nittnaus

    Golden liquid bliss!
  • Fendant President Troillet Marie-Therese Chappaz

    The most famous Fendant of Marie Therese's range - possibly the first of her wines I knew
  • Grain Ermitage Marie-Therese Chappaz

    My special favourite in Marie-Therese Chappaz's range. Stunning year on year
  • Grain Nature Marie-Therese Chappaz

    This is supremely elegant natural wine
  • Dole La Liaudisaz Marie-Therese Chappaz

    A gorgeous concentrated Dole, without being too serious
  • Grain Noble Arvine Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Legendary sweet wine
  • Grain Noir Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Cabernet and Merlot in Alpine purity
  • Fendant La Liaudisaz Marie-Therese Chappaz

  • Grain Arvine Marie-Therese Chappaz

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