About this grape variety

Dôle is a light-hearted Valais wine that is the offspring of the two most widely planted red grapes in Valais, Pinot Noir and Gamay.

Together they account for 51 % of the vines, with Pinot Noir the majority grape variety. Other red grapes may be included in the blend: Gamaret, Garanoir, Carminoir, Ancellotta, Diolinoir, Merlot and Syrah are all used.

Some add colour to the wine, others give structure and tannins while yet others add a touch of aromatic fun.

The ever-present Valais Dôle is capable of a multitude of expressions, reflecting the terroirs and producers. Each one is a new discovery.

Dôle

51% of Pinot Noir and Gamay

Tasting profile

Fruity

Floral

Medium-bodied

Soft

Semi-sweet

140 wine producers cultivate this grape variety

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Also in rosé

Dôle blanche is made from the same grapes as Dôle, but it is vinified as a white wine, in other words without leaving the grape skins to macerate. It links the charm and freshness of a white wine and the comfort of a red.

wine cellars

Taste this grape variety

Salquenen

23 wines from this cellar

Domaine de l’Enfer

Strict criteria contributes to the exceptional quality of their various white and red wines, which you can enjoy in their cosy carnotzet.

Martigny

21 wines from this cellar

Domaine Gérald Besse

Gérald Besse and his daughter Sarah, an oenology and viticulture engineer, produce wines of character, matured with respect for the grape variety.

St-Pierre-de-Clages

10 wines from this cellar

Cave du Vidomne - Cathy et Timothée Gaillard

At present, the cellar has more than 20 different grape varieties in its plots, including Petite Arvine and Syrah.

Your tasting profile

Select your favourite type of wine or indicate what you are looking for in a wine and find out which Valais wine is right for you.

apricots, citrus fruits, exotic or red fruits, almonds, etc.Fruity

violet, elder, lime, rose, etc.Floral

low in alcohol, low in tanninsLight

Medium-bodied

intense alcohol, acidity and aromasFull

dominated by acid, which gives the wine a fresh appearanceCrisp

Fresh

without acidity, round, smoothSoft

no residual sugarDry

Semi-sweet

mellow wine, fairly supple, fleshyRich

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