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Pinot NoirRed

Grape varieties
Grape varieties
Percentages
minimum 85% Pinot noir, maximum 15% other dark grape vines
Details

Full bodied and well-balanced wine.  The origins of the vine are French (Burgundy) even if it has been cultivated in Aosta Valley for many years. The production systems include the traditional type with grape skins, with eventual ageing in small wooden casks, and vinification without maceration of the skins, giving rise to elegant and well structured wines.

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 or without grape skins depending on the variety.

Ageing: minimum 5 months for the red variety 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).

Colour: pale ruby red with cherry overtones.

Aroma: intense and persistent, fruity, recalling blackberries and sour cherries, sometimes with ethereal hints of tar and spices.

Taste: very well-balanced, warm and smooth, with a decidedly marked tannic conclusion.

Alcoholic strength:  12° - 14°.

Acidity: minimum 4 grammes per litre expressed in tartaric acid.

How to serve:
excellent with cured goat meat and typical Valdaostan dishes, it also goes well with red meat and salamis. The "white" variety is suitable for aperitifs and is ideal with mountain trout.

Serving temperature is different for the two varieties: 18°-20° C for the "red", 8°-10° C for the "white".

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 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.

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.

L'Atoueyo of Saraillon Fernanda

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Aymavilles
Fernanda Saraillon
The business uses as its symbol the Atoueyo, a dialect term indicating the little chapels scattered along the trails.

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.

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.

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.

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
Vineyards
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.