Douce Noire Domaine des Abeilles d'Or 2008 & 2010, Chouilly, Geneva, Switzerland Ref: ABEILLESDOUCE
One of the best reds in Geneva, a classic holiday wine and one found in many restaurants in the city. A fabulous dark red, highly aromatic, with exceptional structure and length, "Douce Noire" is a big wine.
A blend made from 5 other red grape varieties: Gamaret provides a hint of liquorice; Garanoir and Pinot Noir give the perfume of ripe red fruits; Cabernet Sauvignon gives backbone and structure, whilst Merlot contributes silky tannins.
The resulting wine is aged in oak barrels, adding a creamy vanilla edge. The overall result is truly exceptional, and one of the highlights in my range of Swiss wines. This wine has regularly received excellent reviews in the Guide Hachette, and frequently wins prizes in Swiss competitions. It will age well and is packaged in a beautiful tall slender bottle, which (thankfully) just fits in our packing cases! Keeps 10+ years. Drink around 17-18 deg. C with red meats, game, and robust cheeses.