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Grape varieties
Grape varieties
Chardonnay (minimum 85%) other white grape vines (maximum 15%)

Chardonnay is one of the international vines which has adapted best to the pedoclimatic conditions of Aosta Valley.  This flexible vine is used for the production of young, fresh and fruity wines.

In the late harvest variety it can produce complex and structured white wines to ferment and age in wood.

Cultivation system: low rows with guyot pruning.

DOC Production allowed: 110 quintals of grapes per hectare.

Vinification yield:  70% of the harvest for the base variety, 50% for the late harvest variety.

Vinification: traditional, sometimes with maceration of grape skins.

Surface area: surface area registered in the DOC Vineyard Register is 10.12 hectares (2004).

Production: declared for DOC:  508 hectolitres (2003).

Colour: straw yellow.

Aroma: intense, characteristically fruity with hints of green pepper and citrus peel.

Taste: full-bodied, dry, with overtones of vanilla and spices when aged in wood.

Alcoholic strength:  12° - 13.5° for the normal variety, 14.5°-15.5° in the late harvest variety.

Acidity: minimum 4 grammes per litre expressed in tartaric acid.

How to serve:
given its versatility, this is a white wine for all courses:  depending on the variety it can accompany both simple as well as rich dishes.

Best served chilled at 8°-10° C.  The late harvest variety is an excellent mediation wine which goes well with cakes and nuts or with mature and marbled cheeses.

Wine producers

Bonin Dino

Itinerary 5Private winemaker Arnad
Wine business and distillery of Bonin Dino
The business is able to offer a range of wines that cover the full range of a meal, from the aperitifs to the desserts.

Chateau Feuillet of Fiorano Maurizio

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Saint-Pierre
Chateau Feuillet
Today, the business produces five DOCs (Torrette - Fumin - Chardonnay - Petite Arvine - Pinot Noir) and is on the market with 18,000 bottles.

Di Barrò of Elvira Stefania Rini

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Saint-Pierre
Di Barrò
The name of the business in patois means 'from/to the casks' that were used for the transportation to the cellar of the grapes.

Feudo di San Maurizio of Vallet Michel

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Sarre
Feudo di San Maurizio
The story of the 'Feudo di San Maurizio' began in 1989 from a dream-bet of three friends: to produce quality wine in Sarre.

La Kiuva

Itinerary 5Cooperative cellar Arnad
Arnad, Aosta Valley: Cooperative La Kiuva
The cooperative was founded in 1975: there are seven municipalities involved with annual production reaching 70,000 bottles.

La Source

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Saint-Pierre
Vineyards of Saint Pierre, Aosta Valley
The business is the property of the family Celi-Cuc and extends over approximately 6.5 hectares of specialized DOC vineyards.

L'Atoueyo of Saraillon Fernanda

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Aymavilles
Fernanda Saraillon
The business uses as its symbol the Atoueyo, a dialect term indicating the little chapels scattered along the trails.

Les Crêtes

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Aymavilles
Les Crêtes
Les Cretes believes great wines start with quality grapes, that's why vineyard management is based on the protection of the terroir.

Rosset Nicola

Itinerary 3Private winemaker Quart
Rosset Nicola: wine producer
The wine business produces 20,000 bottles per year; it organizes wine tastings for groups.