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Petite ArvineWhite

Grape varieties
Grape varieties
minimum 85% Petite Arvine, maximum 15% other white grape vines

A delicate white wine, it takes on elegance with ageing in bottles. It is able to maintain its freshness thanks to the acidity which comes from the vine. The best cultivation area is on slopes well exposed to the sun which favour the perfect maturation of this definitely late-ripening variety.

Cultivation system:  low rows with guyot pruning.

DOC Production allowed:  120 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 the grape skins.

Surface area:  surface area registered in the DOC Vineyard Register is 5.90 hectares (2004).

Production: declared for DOC:  217 hectolitres (2003).

Colour: deep straw yellow with golden reflections.

Aroma: refined, fruity with hints of exotic fruit and grapefruit.

Taste: harmonious, warm, full-bodied, a characteristic of Petite Arvine is a high salty sensation to the palate.

Alcoholic strength: 12°-14° in the base variety, 14.5°-15° in the late harvest variety.

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

How to serve:
this goes well with hors d'oeuvres, light snacks and white meat.  Thanks to its full-bodiedness it is perfect with many fish dishes.

Best served chilled at a temperature between 8°-10° C.

The late harvest varieties go very well with well-matured or marbled cheeses with brown bread and honey. Excellent also as a meditation wine.

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.

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.

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.

Maison Agricole D&D

Itinerary 3Private winemaker Aosta
Maison Agricole D&D
A small family run farm founded in 2002 founded with the goal of maintaining the family land and to recover abandoned parcels.

Maison Vigneronne Frères Grosjean

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