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Grape varieties
Grape varieties
at least 70% Petit rouge, maximum 30% other dark grape vines

Torrette is a harmonious wine, with a dry taste. At present it is the Valdaostan wine produced in the greatest quantity and its production zone is the largest of the DOC areas, covering 11 villages. The "supérieur" variety, obtained from the best exposed vineyards and with limited yield per hectare, has a greater sugar level in the grapes and is aged longer.

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 for the basic variety, 8 months for the "supérieur" from the December following the grape harvest.

Surface area:  surface area registered in the DOC Vineyard Register is 38.26 hectares (2004).

Production: declared for DOC: 1,728 hectolitres (2003).

Colour: ruby red with mauve coloured reflections tending to garnet with age and in the "supérieur" variety.

Aroma: hints of wild rose and violets, which take on complexity and are enriched with overtones of raspberry and spices in the wines aged in wood.

Taste: dry, warm, velvety, full-bodied, with a correct tannic conclusion.

Alcoholic strength:  12° - 13.5°.

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

How to serve:
good with all courses, ideal with meat, excellent with roasts and game.  It also goes well with local salamis and well-matured cheeses.

Best served at room temperature, 20°-22° C, uncorking the bottle a few hours beforehand.

Wine producers

Bianquin Ildo

Itinerary 3Private winemaker Charvensod
Bianquin Ildo: wine producer
The farm is specialized in the production and bottling of wines obtained exclusively from working its own vineyards of the business.

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.

Curtaz Diego

Itinerary 3Private winemaker Gressan
Diego Curtaz: wine producer
The farm has about 50 hectoliters of red wine per year; the 3 wines that are produced are a table wine and 2 Vallée d'Aoste DOC wines.

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.

Feudo di San Maurizio of Vallet Michel

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Sarre
Feudo di San Maurizio
The story of the 'Feudo di San Maurizio' began in 1989 from a dream-bet of three friends: to produce quality wine in Sarre.

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.

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.

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 Agricole Teppex Manuel

Itinerary 2Private winemaker Aymavilles
Maison agricole Teppex Manuel
The vine-covered land of the farm is located in the municipality of Aymavilles and currently 3500sq.m. of DOC vinestocks are in production.

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.