Wine Apellation Research

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Wine Appellation Research
App. 1: Dole de St-Leonard Appellation: Central Valais Region: Valais Village: Saint-Leonard Estate Vineyard/ Grand cru: N/A Grape Varieties: Gamay and Pinot Noir Country: Switzerland Sub-region: Sierre District

Climate Conditions: In Valais, the rainfall is low but the annual hours of sunshine are the highest in the country. Which lead them to enjoy a favoured climate benefitting from both sunshine and dry weather with mild temperatures late into autumn. Nevertheless, this canton is subject to a multitude of microclimates due to its complex and tortuous relief as well as numerous local winds. In St-Leonard, there is the Lienne River which runs through the village and an infamous underground lake along the
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Red wine, given ruby to dark red with garnet highlights, promising a richly aromatic, well-structured wine.

Type of wine:

Character of the wine: Full-Bodied Red wine, harvest by hand with the process of fruit selection beginning in the vineyard, and transport of the selected grapes to the chai in small, 30 kg crates. The vinifications take place in thermo-regulated concrete vats for an average of 21 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. After the malolactic fermentation stage, all the wines are carefully matured in oak casks of which 70% are new for about 15 months. The wine is full bodied Pomerol, without the ripeness, elegance and concentration the better wines from the region often display. Grow in Single 11 hectare Pomerol vineyard. Nose: A powerful bouquet asserts the wine's personality with pronounced aromas of violets (from the Merlot) and truffles. A distinguishing feature is the very board spectrum of fragrances ranging from red fruits and animal notes to noble hints of leather. Palate: The wine's aromatic richness and complexity are confirmed on the palate. The young wines are supported by powerful structure and remarkable persistence, developing in strength over the years. Older wines acquire a rich, smooth, silky character in perfect harmony with their aromatic expression.

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