🇮🇹ITALIAValle d’Aosta


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
    • Internationale Chardonnay 11%, Muscat, Muller Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Gris AKA=Malvoisie, Riesling
  • ROSSO= Petit Rouge 20%,  Picotendro 12% AKA=Nebbiolo, Fumin 7%, Alana, Auarengo, Barbera, Bonda, Cornalin d’Aosta, Crovassa, Dolcetto, Freisa, Freisa, Mayolet, Ner d’Ala, Neyret, Prie Rouge AKA=Premetta, Roussin, Vien De Nus, Vuillermin
    • Internationale Pinot Noir 8%, Gamay, 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/ Mountainous/ Terraces/ Valley(Aosta)”

  • SLOPES/ Alps/ Graian Alps/ Pennine Alps, +Alt.700 mt..-1,300 mt.
  • On~Dora Baltea~Tributary~Po~River~
  • **Refer to “CLIMATE/ Altitudes” For Additional Information

TERRE Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary,”, “Volcanic

  • Glacial, Sandy, Granite, Schist, Limestone

CLIMA Continental “Cool” With Alpine Influence

  • Summers– Short/ Hot |    Winters– Long/ Cold

VINICULTURA (20% Bianco/ 80% Rosso)

VINICULTURA   

  • Labeled– “VALLE D’AOSTA” Grapes/ Wine Produced, Non-Conforming to a DOC.
  • Rosso,  Bianco,  Rosato,  Passito,  Spumante

CULTURA History & Culture Influenced by Former House/ Duchy of Savoy/ France

  • GASTRONOMIA…Soups, Polenta, Rye Bread | FORMAGGIO…Fontina(Cow/ Semi-Soft)

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MORGEX & La SALLE DOC.     @Morgex & La Salle

  • BIANCO= 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)
  • CLIMA= Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VINICULTURASpumante– Blanc de Morgex
    • Estate/ Produttore– Cave du Vin Blanc, Ermes Pavese, Maison Vevey Albert

ENFER D’ARVIER DOC.     @Arvier

  • ROSSO= Petit Rouge, Dolcetto, Gamay, Neyret, Pinot Nero, Vien de Nus
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Central Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.
    • PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.900 mt.
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • CLIMA= Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA– 5 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Danilo Thomain, Gusto Raro

TORRETTE DOC.     @Torrette

  • BIANCO= Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Petit Rouge(+70%), 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/ ?, +Alt.800 mt.
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • CLIMA= Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURASuperiore– +Abv., Fermented Steal, Native Yeast
    • -Estate/ Produttore– Cantina de Barro, Feuillet, Grosjean Freres, Les Cretes
    • Vineyards– Noussan

NUS DOC.     @Nus

  • BIANCO= Pinot Grigio, Malvoisie
  • ROSSO= Petit Rouge, Vien de Nus
    • Internationale– Fumin, Gamay, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Central Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.
    • PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. ?
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • CLIMA= Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA–  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Crotta de Vegneron, Lo Triolet

CHAMBAVE DOC.      @Chambave

  • BIANCO= Moscato
  • ROSSO= Petit Rouge, Dolcetto, Gamay, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Central Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.
    • PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRFIA– “Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.700mt.
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • CLIMA= Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA–  ?   ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURAPassito
    • Estate/ Produttore– Crotta de Vegneron, Ezio Voyat Le Muraglie Ambrato

ARNAD-MONTJOVET DOC.     @Arnad & Montjovet

  • BIANCO= ?
  • ROSSO= Picotendro, Dolcetto, Freisa, Fumin, Gamay, Neyret, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Valle d’Aosta(Lower Valley), In Valle d’Aosta DOC.
    • PROVINCIA-Aosta
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces”, On~Dora Baltea~River~(North & South)
  • CLIMA= Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA–  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– La Kiuva
  • CULTURAAKA=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– “Mountainous/ Terraces”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.700 mt.
    • On~Dora Baltea~River~(East)
  • TERRE= Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary, Granite, Schist
  • CLIMA= Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURA–  ?   ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURA+AGED/ 24mo. 10mo./ Oak
    • Estate/ Produttore– Cave de Donnas(Co.Op.)


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