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Geneva

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Canton with the same name in the French capital Switzerland in the southwest of the country. He is also one of the six Swiss wine regions. The vineyards are mostly on clay, gravel and lime-rich soil cover 1340 hectares of vineyards around the town at the southwestern end of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and between the right bank of the Rhône and the French border (the so-called Mandement). About half of them with Chasselas (Chasselas) planted, here Perlan is called. Other white grape varieties are Müller-Thurgau, Aligote, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémilion, Kerner, Pinot Blanc and Freisamer. The dominant red grape is Pinot Noir, which occupies one third of the area, other varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamaret, Garanoir, Merlot and Syrah.

Geneva was the first canton to the laws enacted in 1988 for the production of wines of controlled origin (AOC). The municipalities are classified AOC Bardonnex, Celigny, Choulex, Choully, Collex-Bossy, Cologny, Dardagny, Hermance, Lully, Jussy, Peissy, Russian and Satigny (with almost 500 hectares, the largest in Switzerland). Under the name "Cave de Genève" 100 wineries produce around 400 hectares of vines around a quarter of Geneva wines. Well-known producers are Domaine des Balisiers, Florian Barthassat, Dupraz, Grand'Cour Domaine, Domaine des Molards, Domaine du Paradis and Ramu.
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