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Müller ThurgauWhite

Grape varieties
Grape varieties
Percentages
minimum 85% Müller Thurgau; maximum 15% other white grape vines
Details

This vine, adapted to cold climates, has found in Aosta Valley its best location between 600-800 metres a.s.l.  The wide variations in temperature which characterise the ripening period of the grapes at these altitudes lead to those elegant fragrances typical of Aosta Valley Müller Thurgau.

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, often with maceration of grape skins

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

Production: declared for DOC:  560 hectolitres (2003)

Colour: straw yellow, with greenish reflections.

Aroma: intense, persistent, aromatic, with hints of banana and peach.

Taste: dry, smooth, well-balanced and moderate acidity level, with a bitterish conclusion characteristic of aromatic wines.

Alcoholic strength: 11.5° - 13° for the base variety, 13.5° - 14° for the late harvest variety.

Acidity: minimum 4 grammes per litre expressed in tartaric acid for both varieties

How to serve:
Excellent as an aperitif, it goes well with shellfish, fish and white meat dishes prepared with aromatic herbs.

Best drunk chilled at an ideal temperature of 8°-10° C.

Mature cheese and sweet biscuits are perfect with the late harvest variety.

Wine producers

Bianquin Ildo

Itinerary 3Private winemaker Charvensod
Bianquin Ildo: wine producer
The farm is specialized in the production and bottling of wines obtained exclusively from working its own vineyards of the business.

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.

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 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 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.

Le Clocher of Charrère Danilo

Itinerary 3Private winemaker Jovençan
The wine business of Charrère Danilo produces 20,000 bottles per year; tastings available by appointment.