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Vien de Nus

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

It is, along with the Petit rouge, the most cultivated and disseminated native red-berried variety in the Aosta Valley. Known by "vignerons" also as "Gros vien" or "Gros rodzo," the Vien de Nus is a vigorous variety that occupies a large cultivation area extending from Donnaz to Avise, on both the slopes of the Dora Baltea, to altitudes of approximately 750 meters.

This is the basic grape of some Aosta Valley DOC red wines including 40% Nus Rouge.

The Vien de Nus grapes, vinified alone, originate a wine of a bright violet-red color, tending to garnet on ripening; the fragrance expresses persistent vinosity; to the palate it is revealed as having light or soft body.  This is wine not to be refined more than two years from harvest.

According to legend, Pontius Pilate enjoyed this wine. This is a pleasantly dry wine with good harmony. Served with every type of food, excellent with meats, it is well-matched with motsetta, local cold cuts, Fontina and black bread.
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Doc wines produced
Red