- 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!
- Additional Information
Product code 41UV02 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Cave de La Cote Uvavins Colour White Wine Style Single Variety, White, Still, Dry Variety Doral Country Switzerland Region(s) La Côte, Vaud Ripeness Normal Closure Synthetic Cork Last Tasted 26 Oct 2016 Vintages 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Vintages
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.
size: 0.75 vintage: 2013 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Doral alcohol: 12 last checked in: 2016-06-16
size: 0.75 vintage: 2014 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Doral alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2017-05-01
size: 0.75 vintage: 2015 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Doral alcohol: 13.2 last checked in: 2017-07-25
size: 0.75 vintage: 2016 stock: 120 product code: [41UV0216] closure: Natural Cork variety: Doral alcohol: 13 last checked in: 2018-08-03