🇮🇹ITALIAValle d’Aoste


VALLE D’AOSTA IS  IGT.- 0     DOC.- 7     DOCG.- 0     @Aosta

  • BIANCO= Petit Arvine 11%, Prie Blanc 10% AKA=Blanc de Morgex, Bianco Comune, Erbaluce, Gewurztraminor, Moscato, Theilly
    • Internazionale Chardonnay 11%, Muscat, Muller Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio AKA=Malvoisie, Riesling
  • ROSSO= Petit Rouge 20%,  Picotendro 12% AKA=Nebbiolo, Fumin 7%, Alana, Auarengo, Barbera, Bonda, Cornalin d’Aosta(Indigenous), Crovassa, Dolcetto, Freisa, Fumin, Mayolet, Ner d’Ala, Neyret, Prie Rouge(IndigenousAKA=Premetta, Roussin, Vien De Nus, Vuillermin
    • Internazionale Pinot Noir 8%, Gamay, Garnacha, Merlot, Syrah

GEOGRAFIA Italia(North-West), REGION-Valle d’Aosta, @Hw.#E25

  • BORDERS-Switzerland(North-East), France(North-West), Piemonte(South-West)
  • PROVINCIA-Aosta, (70km. Long & 20km. Wide), Smallest of Italia’s 20 Regions.
  • Sub-Zones-  Upper Valley   |   Central Valley   |    Lower Valley
  • AVA’s Arnad-Montjovet DOC., Chambave DOC., Donnaz DOC., Enfer d’Arvier DOC., Morgex & La Salle DOC., Nus DOC., Torrette DOC.

TOPOGRAFIA Hilly/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces/ Valley(Aosta)

  • SLOPES/ Alps/ Graian Alps/ Pennine Alps, +Alt. 600mt.-1,225mt.
  • On~Dora Baltea~Tributary~Po~River~
  • **Refer to CLIMATE/ Altitudes For Additional Information.

TERRE Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Volcanic

  • Glacial, Sandy, Granite, Schist, Limestone

CLIMA Continental With Alpine Influence From the Alps(Graian)

  • *Summers– Short/ Hot |    *Winters– Long/ Cold
  • +RAIN SHADOW/~Alps Mountain Range(Graian)~

VITICULTURA 453 ha. Planted,  (20% Bianco/ 80% Rosso)

  • Smallest Italian Wine Region In Terms of Area and Output. Most Wines Produced Locally.
  • Estate/ Producers-(Not In Demarcated DOC.) Cave des Onze Communes, Les Cretes, Grosjean, Ottin, Rosset, La Source

VINICULTURA   

  • LabeledVino d’Italia” Wine Produced, Non-Conforming to a DOC..
  • Rosso,  Bianco,  Rosato,  Passito,  Spumante

CULTURA

  • History & Culture Influenced by Former House-Duchy of Savoy/ France
    • Officially Joined Italy In 1861
  • AKA=Val d’Aosta(Valdotain(Local Dialect), Vallee d’Aoste(French)
  • GASTRONOMIA… Soups, Polenta, Rye Bread | FORMAGGIO… Fontina(Cow/ Semi-Soft)
  • Valle d’Aosta Picotendro is Often Referred to as Il Fratello Montagna di Barolo or The Mountain Brother of Nebbiolo.

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Upper Valley

MORGEX & La SALLE DOC.     @Morgex & La Salle

  • BIANCO= Picotendro, Pri-Blanc   |   ROSSO= Roussin
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Upper Valley), PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ Mt. Blanc, +Alt. 1,225 mt.
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North)
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • CLIMA- Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VINICULTURA- Spumante– Blanc de Morgex
    • Estate/ Produttore Cave du Vin Blanc, Ermes Pavese, Maison Vevey Albert

Central Valley

ENFER D’ARVIER DOC.     @Arvier

  • ROSSO= Petit Rouge 55%, Dolcetto, Fumint, Gamay, Neyret, Picotendro, Vien de Nus
    • Internationale Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Central Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.
    • PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Hilly/ Mountainous/ Amphitheater, SLOPES/ Mt. Blanc, +Alt. 900mt.
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • CLIMA- Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA- 5 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore Cave de l’Enfer(Co.-Op.), Danilo Thomain, Feuillet, Gusto Raro, Maison Anselmet
  • VINICULTURA- Wine Must Be +85% Petit Rouge to Be Labels DOC.
  • CULTURA- 1972- DOC. Officially Established.
    • ~Etymology~ Enfer d’Arvier Translates to “Hell of Arvier” Referring to the Heat Created by the Amphitheater In the Summer.

TORRETTE DOC.     @Torrette

  • BIANCO= Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Petit Rouge, Dolcetto, Fumin, Gamay, Mayolet, Pinot Nero, Premetta, Vien de Nus
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Central Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.
    • PROVINCIA- Aosta
  • TOPOGRAFIA Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ Mt. Blanc, +Alt. 800mt.
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • CLIMA- Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA-  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURA- Superiore(+ABV., Fermented Steal, Native Yeast)
    • Estate/ Produttore Cantina de Barro, Cave des Onze Communes, Feuillet, Grosjean Freres, Les Cretes
    • Vineyards Noussan
  • VINICULTURA- Wine Must Be +70% Petit Rouge to Be Labels DOC.

NUS DOC.     @Nus

  • BIANCO= Pinot Grigio, Malvoisie
  • ROSSO= Fumin, Petit Rouge, Picotendro, Vien de Nus
    • Internazionale Gamay, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Central Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.
    • PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly/ MountainousSLOPES/ Mt. Blanc, +Alt. ?
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • CLIMA- Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA-  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore Crotta de Vegneron, Deigo Curtaz, Lo Triolet

CHAMBAVE DOC.      @Chambave

  • BIANCO= Moscato
  • ROSSO= Petit Rouge, Dolcetto
    • Internationale Gamay, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Central Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.
    • PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRFIA- Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ Mt. Blanc, +Alt. 700mt.
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • CLIMA- Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA-  ?   ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURA- Passito
    • Estate/ Produttore Crotta de Vegneron, Ezio Voyat, Le Muraglie Ambrato
  • VINICULTURA- Wine Must Be +70% Petit Rouge to Be Labels DOC.

Lower Valley

ARNAD-MONTJOVET DOC.     @Arnad & Montjovet

  • BIANCO= ?
  • ROSSO= Picotendro, Dolcetto, Freisa, Fumin, Neyret
    • Internationale Gamay, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Lower Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.
    • PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • CLIMA- Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA-  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore La Kiuva, Freres Grojean, Grosjean Vins
  • VINICULTURA- Wine Must Be +70% Picotendro to Be Labels DOC.
  • CULTURA- AKA=Bassa Valley

DONNAZ DOC.     @Donnaz

  • BIANCO= Moscato
  • ROSSO= Crovassa, Freisa, Fumin, Neyret, Petit Rouge, Picotendro
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Lower Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.(East)
    • PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRFIA- Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.700 mt.
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(East)
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Granite, Schist
  • CLIMA- Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA-  ?   ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore Cave de Donnas(Co.Op.)
  • VINICULTURA- Wine Must Be +85% Picotendro to Be Labels DOC.
    • +AGED(24mo./ 10mo. Oak)


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