- The Wine
A very interesting and promising grape and this is a delicious example. Doral is a cross between Chardonnay and Chasselas. Stronger bodied than Chasselas and fruitier than Chardonnay. Perfect for cheese fondue if you think the classic Chasselas is often too light - or with freshwater fish.
A guaranteed puzzler in a blind tasting (well yes, it is a bit unfair!).
Flo says of the 2016 (August 2018): Think Chasselas is quite simple on the palette? Or you think Chardonnay can be too rich? This wine is a hybrid of both grapes and it takes the best parts of both of them. Lemon balm, flint rocks, white peach and a note of Creme Brulee make up this unusual wine. A personal favourite of mine, this swiss wine can unite even the most different of palettes. Well worth a try!
- Vintage Information
Product code 41UV02 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Cave de La Cote Uvavins Featured Themes New Arrivals, Tasting Good Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Doral Key Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan Country Switzerland Region(s) La Côte Ripeness Normal Closure Synthetic Cork Vintages 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 Last Tasted 26 Oct 2016 name: Doral "Expression" vintage: 2013 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 12 name: Doral "Expression" vintage: 2014 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 12.5 name: Doral "Expression" vintage: 2015 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 13.2 name: Doral "Expression" vintage: 2016 size: 0.75 product code: [41UV0216] stock: 15 in London Warehouse
7 at Alpine Wines House
closure: Natural Cork alcohol: 13 last checked in: 2019-07-03 name: Doral "Expression" vintage: 2018 size: 0.75 product code: [41UV0218] stock: 2 at Alpine Wines House
338 in London Warehouse
last checked in: 2019-09-29
Reviews for Doral "Expression" 1 item(s)
We tried, and very much enjoyed, the 2017 Doral at the weekend.
I am not surprised that there is demand for the Doral, I ordered a bottle in Melton's restaurant in York recently and saw that you were the supplier. My friends and I were extremely impressed with it. I am amazed that this isn't better known, and that it is only grown in Switzerland. As a cross between Chasselas and Chardonnay it certainly adds something new to the equation and I would have expected quite a few growers to be trying to see what they could achieve with the grape. I am not an expert on wine description but thought it offered a lot of complexity, with aniseedy notes among the aromatic feel of the wine. It went extremely well with the creamy pork dish that we tried it with. I am sure we will be ordering some more in due course.
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- We tried, and very much enjoyed, the 2017 Doral at the weekend.