wine project Essay

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Dôle blanche de Charrat

Appellation
Charrat
Country
Switzerland
Region
Valais
Sub Region
Fully
Village
NA
Estate Vineyard/ Grand cru
NA
Grape(s) Variety(ies)
Pinot Noir or blended of Pinot Noir and Gamay
Climate conditions
Valais is known for its exceptional climate, whereby the mountains stop most of the rainfall, but create ‘foehn’ winds which assists in the late autumn months with the essential ripening process of late varieties of grapes. Almost continuous sunshine for most of the year attributes to hot and dry summers, while winters can be cold and snowy, even on the lower levels of the valley, yet the frost, which is usually the worst enemy of winegrowers, is rare, as the seasons change gradually, not abruptly.
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Food harmony (2 dishes)
Beef wellington, Cheese soufflé
Commercial argumentation
The most prestigious and luxury wine produced from Burgundy, France with the deep colored, full body, smooth and very complex red wine from the world famous Pinot Noir. The wine is made at the northern end of the Côte d’Or, with the rich of soil and perfect amount of sun, these factors render Chambertin to be named as “King of Wines”. It offers a strong and rigid structure with the hints of black berries fruits, and coffee beans, blended together until reached the top of quality. Chambertin is full of flavor and powerful in aromas that will definitely deliver the pleasure to anyone who taste it.
Cost& sale price
1988 Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France:
Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in CHF
Average: 1,083CHF From: 885CHF To 1,362CHF

References:
Anderson, P.J., (2012). About wine. USA, Curio Press.

Coates, C., (2008). The wine of Burgundy. University of California Press

Wine-search.com. (n.d.) Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://www.wine- searcher.com/wine-37013-1988-domaine-armand-rousseau-pere-et-fils-

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