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Dôle

An AOC red wine or AOC white wine from the Swiss canton of Valais. The red wine must be a single-varietal Pinot Noir or a blend of red wine varieties. This blend must contain at least 85% Pinot Noir with at least 51% Gamay. The name is derived from the town of the same name in the French Jura, not far across the border, where the famous chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was born. At least 85 °Oe (17 °KMW) must weight is prescribed, otherwise a Dôle is downgraded to a so-called Goron. There is also a light-coloured "Dôle Blanche" made from red grapes, which is also known as "Pinot noir pressé en blanc", or " Süßdruck " in Swiss German. This must come from pure Pinot Noir or a cuvée of predominantly Pinot Noir and Gamay. Dôle is also a synonym for the Gamay and Pinot Noir grape varieties.

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