The Valle d’Aosta Region, protected in the North by cold currents and in the West by the wet currents of the Atlantic thanks to the presence of the Alps, benefits from a climate particularly suited for the cultivation of vines since Roman times. It is a production from a great variety of vines that can be grown in very different climatic situations, depending on the altitude of the vineyards, the slope and composition of the land, the brightness and the windiness.
MAIN REGION VINES:
Cornalin occupies a very large production area is on the right bank is on the left of the Dora river, up to an altitude of 700 meters, from Arnad to Arvier.In many cases it is in association with other varieties such as petit rouge. In Aymavilles it is very widespread and is better known as broblanc.
The bunch is medium-small, cylindrical or pyramidal, sometimes winged, moderately compact. The grape is medium-small, of a spherical shape, with a thin, pruinose skin, of a blue color, with a limp, juicy pulp and a simple flavor.
The facilities Fumin are numerous, so as the producers who make wine grapes. The areas chosen for its cultivation are mainly on the left bank of the river Dora, from Saint Vincent to Villeneuve. In Aymavilles it is very widespread in the older vineyards.
The bunch is medium-small, of a pyramidal shape, often winged, medium compact. Even the grape is not particularly large, with a very pruinose skin, of good consistency and opaque blue color. The collection is late, generally last week of October.
- PETITE ARVINE
The Petite Arvine and a white grape variety widespread in Valle d’Aosta and Valais in Switzerland. In Valle d’Aosta, it has found a perfect territory to best express its characteristics, with the vineyards climbing on the mountain slopes, between 600 and 900 meters above sea level. It is in fact also called glacier lives for its ability to resist and acclimatize without problems in the coldest and most inhospitable climates.
The bunch is medium, of pyramidal shape, elongated and compact, often equipped with two wings, the berries are small, spherical, with thin and consistent skin of green yellow color. It is a late ripening vine, usually harvested towards the end of October.
- PETITE ROUGE
Petit Rouge and ‘certainly one of the Aosta Valley native grapes more’ planted and greater value. It contributes to the production of Torrette Doc, among the most appreciated red wines of the Region. The area where the greatest number of plants can be identified is that of Aymaville, Saint-Pierre and Villeneuve, centers belonging to the production area of Torrette Doc.
The bunch is medium-large, conical-pyramidal, winged, sometimes small and cylindrical, on average compact. The berry, spheroidal in shape, is medium-sized, the skin is pruinose, thin and tender, of a purplish blue color. The collection period usually goes from October 20th to October 25th.
- PRIE’ BLANC
The Prie’ Blanc is a high-altitude vine, demonstrating its great resistance to cold and its extraordinary ripeness: generally, the grapes are harvested between the end of August and the first September. In the area of Morgex and La Salle there are many specialized vineyards, these are the highest vineyards in Europe, in some cases up to 1200 meters of altitude.
The bunch is medium or small, short and pyramidal, rather compact. The grape is medium in size and ovoid in shape, with a pruinose, thin, tender, yellow-green skin.
- RED GRAPE VARIETY
- WHITE GRAPE VARIETY
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