Saturday, 24 September 2011
On July 18th 2011, we took the train from Geneva Cornavin to Satigny. Laure Leyvraz picked up from the station and took us to the Domaine des Bossons winery. The winery has 29 hectares of vineyard and grows 15 different grape varieties. The domaine is owned by Eric Leyvraz who we met briefly. His daughters, Laure and Valerie, are now involved in the business and will eventually take over. Eric inherited the domaine from his grandfather, Albert Desbaillets in 1971.
The domaine has the same winemaker as Cave & Domaine Les Perries, Sebastien Schwarz.
The estate was organic from 1995 to 2006 but the estate gave up from 2007 onwards due to ideological reasons.
In addition to the Sauvignon Gris 2010 and the Le Vieux Clocher Fut 2009 (see separate blogposts) , I particularly liked the Gamaret.
Website : Domaine des Bossons
Blogpost : Sauvignon Gris 2010
Blogpost : Le Vieux Clocher Fut 2009