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Cornalin

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

This native Valdostan variety corresponds to the Humagne rouge of the Vallese, where it was introduced around the 1940's or, more probably, at the end of 1800s.

Although with a limited number of  plants, the Cornalin occupies a very large area in the Aosta Valley that extends from Arnad in Arvier on the right and, in part, on the left slope of the Dora Baltea,  to an altitude of approximately 700 meters. It is disseminated especially in the old vineyards of Aymavilles, very often in association with the Petit Rouge and Fumin: here it is also known as Broblanc. Currently there are no Cornalin vineyards in specialized cultivation, but its grapes contribute to the production of some great Aosta Valley DOC reds.

The grapes of the suitable vinestocks originate a precious wine of a violet-red color tending to garnet ripening and refinement; the fragrance is fine and very intense, recalling spices (pepper and vanilla) and some aromatic essences (thyme, tobacco); if well refined, its flavor is revealed as soft, full, pleasantly tannic, with excellent balance and persistence.
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Doc wines produced
Red