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Dôle

An AOC red wine or AOC white wine from the Swiss canton of Valais The red wine must come from pure Pinot Noir or a mixture of red grape varieties. This mixture must contain at least 85% Pinot Noir and Gamay. In this 85%, Pinot Noir must predominate (51%). The name is derived from the town of the same name in the French Jura, not far from the border, where the famous chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was born. At least 85 °Oe (17 °KMW) must weight is required, otherwise a Dôle is declassified as a so-called Goron. There is also a "Dôle Blanche", lightly pressed from the red grapes, which is also called "Pinot noir pressé en blanc", or in German-Swiss sweet print. This must come from pure Pinot Noir or a cuvée of dominant Pinot Noir and Gamay

Dôle is, confusingly enough, also a synonym for the Gamay and Pinot Noir grape varieties.

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