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CornalinRed

Grape varieties
Grape varieties
Percentages
minimum 85% Cornalin, maximum 15% other dark grape vines
Details

This vine has been cultivated in Aosta Valley for centuries and has been rediscovered in recent wines giving rise to wines with a distinct personality.

Cultivation system: low rows with guyot pruning.

DOC Production allowed: 100 quintals of grapes per hectare.

Vinification yield: 70% of the harvest.

Vinification: traditional with grape skins.

Ageing: minimum 5 months, from the December following the grape harvest.

Surface area: surface area registered in the DOC Vineyard Register is 1.85 hectares (2004).

Production: declared for DOC:  15 hectolitres (2003).

Colour: deep ruby red tending to garnet with age.

Aroma: intense, ethereal, characterised by typical spicy notes which are accentuated with ageing.

Taste: dry, velvety, warm, with good and persistent structure.

Alcoholic strength: 12.5° - 13.5°.

Acidity: minimum 4.5 grammes per litre expressed in tartaric acid.

How to serve:
ideal for all meal courses, good with meats, excellent with roasts.  It also goes well with local salamis and cheeses.
Best served at 20°-22° C.

Wine producers

La Crotta di Vegneron

Itinerary 4Cooperative cellar Chambave
La Crotta di Vegneron, cooperative cellar Chambave
The structure became operative in 1985 with a production of 1191 q of grapes with contributions of about 60 partners.

La Vrille

Itinerary 4Private winemaker Verrayes
Agritourism business la Vrille
The agritourism business on the via Francigena welcomes you to the heart of the Valdostan vineyards and produces various DOC wines.

Les Granges

Itinerary 3Private winemaker Nus
The owners of the wine business Les Granges
The vineyards extend over 2.6 hectares with a current production of 14,000 bottles of quality wine from various grape varieties.

Maison Vigneronne Frères Grosjean

Itinerary 3Private winemaker Quart
Vineyards
It was then in 1969 that Father Dauphin began to bottle his wine involving his 5 children in the activity.

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.