The vines used to produce the grapes for this wine are planted on alluvial soil and shingle soil. The grapes are unclustered and the skins are left in the juice during extended fermentation. The wine are lightly pressured. The wines undergo a second fermentation and removing of carbon dioxide. Extracts and tannins are concentrated by must extraction (20%) before fermentation. The acidity is 4.4 grammes per litre.
Urbain Germanier planted his first vineyards and founded the winery in 1886. Today two young oenologists from the 3rd and 4th generations, Jean-René Germanier and Gilles Besse produce the wines.
Colour : Raspberry red, brown hues
Aroma : Raspberry, strawberry, oak, vanilla
Taste : Strawberry, raspberry, coca cola, spice, oak
Alcohol : 13%
Price : 21.90 CHF (Duty Free Paradise tax free shop Geneva airport)
Mark : B-
Website : Jean-Rene Germanier SA