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Dôle

Chandra Kurt

Dôle Bottle
Appellation
Valais
Variety
Pinot Noir, Gamay
Age of Vines
35-40
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone, slate
Altitude
600 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, 10 day post-fermentation maceration
Aging
9 months in stainless steel tank

Overview

This cuvée is a collaboration between Chandra Kurt and oenologist Madeleine Gay made from Pinot Noir and Gamay planted on limestone and slate soils in the heart of the Valais near Sion. Dôle is the local name for a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, and Chandra’s version is a lithe and aromatic blend of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Gamay. While neither of these varieties is indigenous to the Valais, they represent 40% of the vines planted here where they take well to the warm south and southwest-facing limestone and slate slopes above the Rhône.   

 

Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Location
    Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Appellation
    Valais
  • Proprietor
    Chandra Kurt
  • Winemaker
    Chandra Kurt and various others
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / 300-800 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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