Dôle Balavaud Grand Cru

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Starting at £26.21

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Switzerland  Valais 

This is a very balanced and harmonious red wine that pairs well with white and red meats including dried and cured meats. Perfect example of Dôle.

Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Low Intervention, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
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Dôle - a traditional Swiss blend which combines the elegance and body of Pinot Noir with the fruitiness and structure of Gamay.

Dôle is to Valais reds what Fendant is to white - a staple offering in the region. Skiers in the Valais are equally likely to have come across this wine as they are to have encountered Fendant.

If you're going to drink a red with Swiss melted cheese dishes like raclette or fondue, make it Dôle.

Style Red, Still, Dry, Blend
Winemaker Cave Jean Rene Germanier
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Organic, Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Low Intervention, Vegetarian and Vegan
AOC AOC Valais
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Dôle Blend, Gamay, Pinot Noir
Composition Dôle Blend: Pinot Noir, Gamay
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Low Sulphur, Malolactic
2016
Product Code 41GR0316
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13
2014
Product Code 4116017
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
2011
Product Code 4113044
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
White or red meat and cheese.
Tasting Notes

The blend brings harmony and balance. It is very light red in colour. It has a complex nose of cherries, raspberries, strawberries and spices which also come through on the palate. Medium-bodied, smooth and easy drinking. The Pinot brings finesse and earthiness while the Gamay brings fruit and structure. This wine has complex fruit aromas and is rich with spicy notes with a long finish. It is an intriguing wine as it does not taste like a Pinot Noir or a Gamay. It has its own unique identity and the two grape varieties pair well.

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