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  White Wines and Other Specialities
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The « Findling » is a mutation of Müller Turgau, an early variety from Alsace. The translation means « child found ». It produces a heady white wine, very good with oysters and shell fish.  
     
Gewürtzraminer, well known to the alsations, actually comes from South Tyrol. It is part of the same family as the Jura Savagnin and the Heida in Valais. It is generally produced as dry white wine in Geneva. It is a good party wine amongst friends. It accompanies well exotic dishes like curry and compliments cheeses ( like Munster, Roquefort and fresh goat's cheese).  
     
Chardonnay, a great Burgundy wine, has also found its natural home in Geneva. Very aromatic, it can be drunk with spicy dishes.  
     
Pinot Blanc is a mutation of Pinot Gris and consequently a cousin twice removed of Pinot Noir. It is a good apéritif wine, it accompnies fish and marries well with cheese dishes like raclette and fondue with tomatoes.  
     
Pinot Gris is also a mutation of Pinot Noir. It is called Rülander in Germany, Malvoisie in Valais, Tokay in Alsace, Moine Gris in Hungary. It is produced as a dry white wine in Geneva, ideal with fish, seafood and try it with foie gras too.  
     
Chasselas originates from the area around Macon. This variety is the most cultivated in Switzerland. Its production is difficult but we are passionte about it. Light and fresh it is an ideal apéritif wine. It is ideal with fresh water fish, cheese dishes and smoked fish. It is also well suited to delicate fish like red mullet, frogs legs and prawns. Why not savour it too with white meat or poultry from Bresse?  
     
Scheurebe is a cross between Riesling and Sylvaner. It is the equivalent to Pinot Gris so agreeable with spicy dishes.  
     
Aligoté is also wine from Burgundy. It is perfect with fish and seafood and wonderful with both field and wild mushrooms.  
     
Blanc de Blanc and Rosé champagne are produced according to the champagne method. The « prise de mousse » is done bottle by bottle.  
     
Rosé from Gamay and from Pinot Noir ( Eye of the Partridge) follows the same process as red winemaking. However either the extraction process is curtailed or the soaking is shorter.  
     
Mistelle de Muscat.  
     
Kerner is fruity and spicy, particular to Geneva. It is the result of a cross between Riesling and Trollinger red. It is lovely with fresh and smoked salmon.  

 

     

 

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