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Pinot GrisWhite

Grape varieties
Grape varieties
Pinot gris (minimum 85%), other white grape vines (maximum 15%)

Precocious ripening vine, it gives good results even when cultivated at high altitudes.  In some areas it produces good late-harvest varieties.

Cultivation system: low rows with guyot pruning

DOC Production allowed: 100 quintals of grapes per hectare

Vinification yield: 70% of the harvest for the base variety, 50% for late harvest varieties.

Vinification: traditional, sometimes with maceration of grape skins

Surface area:  surface area registered in the DOC Vineyard Register is 6.10 hectares (2004)

Production: declared for DOC:  172 hectolitres (2003)

Colour: deep straw yellow with golden reflections

Aroma: very intense with sensations of fruit which bring to mind yellow peaches and pears.

Taste: dry, pleasant, harmonious, sometimes characterised by a pleasant warm note and with hints of fruit.

Alcoholic strength: 12.5°-13.5° in the base variety, 14.5°-15.5° in the late harvest variety.

Acidity: minimum 4.5 grammes per litre expressed in tartaric acid

How to serve:
Excellent as an aperitif (its alcoholic strength stimulates the appetite), it goes well with fondue or hors d'oeuvres made with cheese or fish.

Serve chilled at 8°-10° C.

The late harvest variety is ideal with mature cheeses or with nuts and sweet biscuits.

Wine producers

Cave Coopérative de l'Enfer

Itinerary 2Cooperative cellar Arvier
Cave Coopérative de l'Enfer, Arvier
The Coopérative manages all the wine production activities, including the bottling and the commercialization of the Enfer d'Arvier.

Caves Coopératives de Donnas

Itinerary 5Cooperative cellar Donnas
Caves Coopératives de Donnas
In 1971 a group of wine growers established a cooperative with the goal of protecting and guaranteeing the quality of the wine.

Di Barrò of Elvira Stefania Rini

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Saint-Pierre
Di Barrò
The name of the business in patois means 'from/to the casks' that were used for the transportation to the cellar of the grapes.

Gerbelle Didier

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Aymavilles
The Gerbelle Didier farm
Although the business was recently established, this is the fourth generation occupying itself with wines and viticulture.

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.

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.

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.

Praz Constantin

Itinerary 3Private winemaker Jovençan
The vineyards
The vineyards are located at an altitude between 650 and 800 m exposed on the north; they are partly local and partly international.