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Dézaley

Famous location in the Lavaux area on the northeastern shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in the Swiss canton Vaud (French: Vaud). She is here next calamine as Grand Cru classified and incidentally shown on the back of the 200 franc note. In 1141, the Lausanne Bishop Guy de Malagny donated the Cistercian monks Abbey Hautcrèt Palézieux lands at Dézaley, Epesses, Marsens and Montheron. The monks were commissioned to clear the vast, wild areas and plant vines. In part, the vineyards had to be carved out of the rock. After 20 years of hard work, this was accomplished. The steep and partly only 1.5 meter wide terraces with up to 20 floors are supported by walls. Visited in 1799 Napoleon (1769-1821) the area of ​​Dézaley, named after him is the "Napoleon stone".

Completely in the municipality of Puidoux area covers 54 hectares of vineyards on very clayey and calcareous soil. Subareas are Clos des Abbayes, Clos des Moines and Marsens. The underground is made up of hard aggregates of gravel and stone (Nagelfluh). It dominates with 90% share the Chasselas, with excellent conditions like nowhere else. She becomes the white wine Dorin vinified. Around 150 owners share the area. From vintners, the association "La Baronnie du Dézaley" was founded in 1994. The members are bound by a quality charter, which obliges them by exact rules regarding cultivation and vinification. Well-known producers are Bovard Chaudet, Dubois Fils. Les Frères Dubois Duboux, Barbara Fonjallaz, Etienne & Louis Fonjallaz, Pierre Fonjallaz, Lambelet & Fils, Massy, Paley & Fils and testuz,

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