Domaine de Mucelle

  • Domaine de Mucelle

Presentation

Challex is the last wine-making village of the Pays de Gex. Discover it with wine growers and Gex wine-making traditions.

Taste, sell of Chasselas, Chardonnay, Gamay and Pinot.
The town of CHALLEX, the sunniest of the whole Pays de Gex, is halfway between the Jura and Geneva (12km), east of the department of Ain. Its vineyard, about fifty hectares is the westernmost of the huge crescent that spreads on the Swiss coast of Lake Geneva, before continuing in the canton of Valais. The farm, a little away from the pretty wine village, dominates the Rhône and the canton of Geneva, facing the Alps.
Covering an area of ​​6 ha, the vines are distributed as follows:
- 1 ha of Gamay
- 1.7 hectares of Pinot Noir
- 2.8 ha of Chasselas
- 0.5 ha of Pinot Gris
The vineyards are in south-east facing slopes. The density of plantation is 10000 feet / ha in the old plots (Gamay especially) and 5600 feet / ha with intergrowth grass for the others. Plants from old plots come from mass selection. In order to limit yields, the Royat cordon size replaced the traditional Guyot pruning on all the Gamay and some plots of Pinot Noir and Chasselas. The vines are trellised and worked according to the traditions of the region with a manual stripping in June which allows a better sunning of the bunches of grapes. Harvest in systematic green on the reds. The number of treatments is very small with priority to sulfur and copper and insecticides are banned. Harvesting is done by hand in order to sort.
The vinification takes place entirely in our cellar. The white wines are decanted for 48 hours before the alcoholic fermentation which, as for the rosés is followed by a control of the temperatures. Chasselas is sometimes chaptalized, unlike rosés and reds, which rarely are. Malolactic fermentation is done systematically on all wines except Pinot Gris. The aging is done on lees all winter and the whites and rosés are filtered just before bottling. The red ones are generally glued and sometimes filtered. The years go by but do not look like ... thankfully!
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General informations
  • Product type :
    • Wines
  • Services :
    • Guided group tours
    • Pets welcome
    • Guided individual tours
  • Entertainment :
    • Product tasting
Equipment & Services
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Coach parking

Tarifs

  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Cash
Contact
Domaine de Mucelle
480 route de Mucelle
01630
Challex
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Mob : +33 6 77 19 41 50
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Destination
Domaine de Mucelle
480 route de Mucelle
01630
Challex
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.177108
Longitude : 5.963153