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Grape varieties
Grape varieties
Vien de Nus and Petit rouge for at least 70% (at least 40% Vien de Nus); other dark grape vines up to a maximum of 30%

Legend has it that Pontius Pilate appreciated this wine. Coming principally from a local very vigorous vine, this produces a pleasantly dry, good harmonious wine.

Cultivation system: rows with guyot or sapling 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 for the base variety, 8 months for the "supérieur". Ageing begins the December following the grape harvest.

Surface area: surface area registered in the DOC Vineyard Register is 2.75 hectares (2004).

Production: declared for DOC: 109 hectolitres (2003).

Colour: deep ruby red with reflection tending to garnet.

Aroma: delicately intense with moderate persistence, pleasantly fruity with final olfactive vegetable sensation.

Taste: dry wine, velvety, with warm alcoholic sensations and elegant tannic notes.

Alcoholic strength:  11.5° - 12.5°.

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

How to serve:
ideal for all courses, excellent with meat, especially local cured goat meat, local salamis, Fontina and brown bread.

Uncork a few hours before serving at a temperature between 18°-20° 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.

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.

Lo Triolet of Marco Martin

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Introd
Lo Triolet
Its origins arise from a great passion for the cultivation of the typical vinestocks of the Valdostan vignerons.