Itinerary 2: Wines of Gran Paradiso
From the Inferno to Paradise... a divine and involving route between traditional and native Valdostan vineyards.
The trip begins in the heart of the majestic natural amphitheatre of the Inferno in Arvier where you may admire vines attached to the red-hot rock walls, continuing along secret roads to the promontory of Les Cretes of Aymavilles, dominated by the angelic beauty of the valley at the foot of the Gran Paradiso, enhanced by castles between the vineyards and the mountains, symbols of a country rich in history.
A land of ancient agricultural tradition, where vineyards and orchards extend as far as the eye can see before giving way to pastures and woods, this is the unmatched realm of the traditional and native Valdostan vineyards from which are produced some of the best known DOCs of the Aosta Valley region: the Enfer d'Arvier and the Torrette.
- District capital: Aymavilles, 2001 wine city
- Length of itinerary: 20 km in 6 municipalities. 2 variations: Arvier-Introd-Villeneuve-Aymavilles for 13 km and Villeneuve-Saint-Pierre-Sarre for 7 km
- No. of associates: 14
- Signage: to be placed
- Wine heritage: the native vineyards Petit Rouge, Fumin, Cornalin, Mayolet, Premëtta.
- Significant vineyards: Enfer, Mont Torretta, Les Cretes