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.