Jean-Pierre Pellegrin is one of the stars of the Geneva vineyard, even if the man is much more discreet and humble than the glittering image that sticks to his neck.In 1989, he received the estate from his father and took his destiny as a winegrower in hand. In 1989, he received his father's estate and took his destiny as a winemaker into his own hands. In 1994, he restored the magnificent 600-year-old family farmhouse himself and built a cellar in old stones which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the canton. On his 15 hectares and on 15 others which he recently took over, "JPP" cultivates, with the help of his eternal second-in-command Bruno and his teams, about twenty grape varieties, which they transform into as many vintages that are sought after by the best restaurants and the most discerning amateurs.The viticulture is organic, but without certification: Jean-Pierre Pellegrin has banned all chemical products in the vineyards and vinifies many of his wines with indigenous yeasts. The wines are matured in vats, concrete amphorae, Burgundy barrels or very high quality Bordeaux barrels, depending on the origin of the grape varieties and plots. The range is wide, but of impressive quality. The spearhead of the cellar in red with the well-named "P", its red Grand'Cour is one of the most accomplished blends in the country. It possesses a rare tannic finesse for a great wine made from Bordeaux grapes, especially in the canton of Geneva. More than a reference, it has even been selected to represent the estate at the Mémoire des Vins Suisses. Quite a symbol!
The wines of the domain Grand'Cour, J-P. Pellegrin :