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Dôle

The classic Swiss blend given the Maye treatment.


Source
Switzerland
Red

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
4110138
Ripeness
Normal
Bottle Size
0.75L

Last 2, beautifully mature

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Valais
Wine features
Mature
Variety
Blend, Dôle Blend, Gamay, Pinot Noir
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Wine features
Mature

More about this 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%.



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