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Vintages of the Aosta Valley

Native and traditional vintages, a rare oenological heritage to guard as a treasure.

The Aosta Valley is land of contrasts and not even the vineyards of the region are an exception to the rule. In the Dora Baltea valley bed, there is ancient evidence of cultivation of vines, and the Valdostan wine territory has a rich and varied history of being a region that produces mountain wines.

The wealth of the Valdostan viticulture is in the native vinestocks, produced only in Valle, and in the hands of expert "vignerons" that take care of them with passion and tenacity. Many native vineyards were recently selected and re-established as part of the Valdostan culture. This way, today we can taste the wines of ancient vineyards such as Cornalin, Gros Vien, Muscat Rouge and Premetta.

The Prié Blanc, the only native white-berried variety, is one of the rare varieties not grafted onto American vines thanks to special climate conditions that have preserved them from phylloxera.

Chardonnay »

White grape Grape variety recently introduced
It is a vigorous grape variety and with a high yield, that is adapted to various types of climate but still sensitive to spring frosts.

Cornalin »

Red grape Native grape variety
Native Valdostan variety, its grapes contribute to the production of some great Aosta Valley DOC reds.

Fumin »

Red grape Native grape variety
A rustic native Valdostan variety, cultivated in throughout the center of the Valley.

Gamay »

Red grape Grape variety recently introduced
A local red grape variety disseminated in the Aosta Valley, thanks to its productivity and resistance.

Malvoisie »

White grape Native grape variety
Malvoisie is a local selection of Pinot Grigio, a basic grape of the Nus Malvoisie DOC wine.

Mayolet »

Red grape Native grape variety
A native early-maturing Valdostan variety, it is one of the oenological re-discoveries of recent years.

Merlot »

Red grape Grape variety recently introduced
A black-berried variety, the name of which derives from the particular predilection that the blackbird has for its berries.

Müller Thurgau »

White grape Grape variety recently introduced
A grape variety suited to cold climates, the Aosta Valley offers its best location between 600 and 800 m.

Nebbiolo »

Red grape Traditional grape variety
In the Aosta Valley the Nebbiolo is called Picotendro and is broadly disseminated in the Lower Aosta Valley.

Petit Rouge »

Red grape Native grape variety
This historic Valdostan variety is currently the most cultivated in Aosta Valley.

Petite Arvine »

White grape Grape variety recently introduced
This grape variety produces a delicate white wine that acquires elegance with refinement in the bottle.

Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris »

White grape Traditional grape variety
The term Pinot indicates a series of different vinestocks that descend genetically from Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noir »

Red grape Grape variety recently introduced
An aristocratic international variety, it is the progenitor of all the Pinots.

Prëmetta »

Red grape Native grape variety
The Premetta grapes originate a very particular wine: it is a true natural rosé.

Prié Blanc »

White grape Native grape variety
The Prié blanc is the only white-berried variety native to the Aosta Valley.

Syrah »

Red grape Grape variety recently introduced
This grape variety today is cultivated in nearly all worldwide wine cultivation territory and in Aosta Valley is able to produce great wines.

Vien de Nus »

Red grape Native grape variety
It is, along with the Petit rouge, the most cultivated and disseminated native red-berried variety in the Aosta Valley.

White Muscat »

White grape Traditional grape variety
This grape variety with its unmistakable fragrance is used especially to produce sweet wines, both fresh and fortified.