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Late-harvest Müller ThurgauPassito wines

Grape varieties
Grape varieties
Percentages
Müller Thurgau min 85%; other white grape vines max 15%
Details

A grape variety suited to cold climates, it finds in Aosta Valley its best location between 600 and 800 m. The thermal variations that characterize the maturation period of the grapes at these altitudes encourage the formation of the elegant fragrance typical of the Müller Thurgau of the Aosta Valley.

Cultivation system:  low rows with guyot pruning

DOC Production allowed: 110 quintals of grapes per hectare

Vinification yield: 50% of the harvest

Vinification: In steel, at 14°/16° C. Refinement for 12 months in steel, maintaining the wine in the fermentation lees with frequent batonnage

Surface area:  surface area registered in the DOC Vineyard Register is 10.73 hectares (2004)

Production: declared for DOC: 560 (2003)

Color: Golden yellow, lively, crystalline

Fragrance: Ample, aromatic fragrances, of fresh fruit. You may recognize sage, yellow peach, and honey

Flavor: sweet but not cloying, backed with acidity with good structure and good balance

Alcoholic strength: 13.5° - 14°

Acidity:  minimum 4 grammes per litre

How it is served
Best tasted cool, at an ideal temperature of 12°-14° C.
Cured cheeses and crackers are the right match for the late harvest version.

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.