Pinot Noir (vinified in white)
Wine with good body and balance. The origins of the grape variety are French (Burgundy), although it has been cultivated in the Aosta Valley for many years. The production systems include the traditional version "in red," with possible refinement in the barrel, and vinification "in white," without maceration of the skins, producing elegant wines with good structure.
Cultivation system: low rows with guyot 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 from the December following the grape harvest
Surface area: surface area registered in the DOC Vineyard Register is 21,70 hectares (2004)
Production: declared for DOC 978 hectolitres (2003)
Color: onion-skin color with rosy reflections, very brilliant.
Fragrance: intense and persistent fragrance, fruity. Pineapples and banana are recognized.
Flavor: in the mouth, the wine is very balanced, dry, warm and soft; a pleasant freshness with a delicate tannic sensation.
Alcoholic strength: 12° - 14°
Acidity: minimum 4 grammes per litre expressed in tartaric acid
How it is served: Excellent with motsetta and with typical Valdostan dishes. The version "in white" is suited for aperitifs and matches well with mountain trout.
The serving temperature is 8°-10° C.