- The Wine
This Dôle is made from Pinot Noir amd Gamay, grown close to Chamoson on alluvial soils composed of sand, gravel and clay, and with a high silt content. Harvesting is by hand and these grapes were picked with 92° Oechsle. The grapes are de-stemmed prior to vinification. Maceration and alcoholic fermentation takes place over a 21 day period with twice daily pigeage (punching down of the cap). The wine is then allowed to mature in concrete tanks until bottling in the July following the harvest. A dark pastel red with a nose of red berry fruit and a hint of dusty spice. The palate is dominated by fresh Gamay fruit and there is good body and structure brought by the Pinot Noir. A savoury, slightly earthy character, with excellent length and a long dry finish. Serve around 16-18°C with pâtes, red and white meats, or just on its own. Keeps 3-5 years from bottling. ABV 13%.
- Vintage Information
Product code MAYEDOLE Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Simon Maye et Fils Style Red, Blend, Dry, Still Variety Dôle Blend, Gamay, Pinot Noir Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Vintages 2009 name: Dôle vintage: 2009 size: 0.75 product code: