More Winemakers from Valle d'Aosta

    • "La Sabla" Rosso VdT s.a.

      “La Sabla” Rosso VdT s.a.

      La Sabla is made from Barbera and the two autochthonous red grape varieties Fumin and Petit Rouge. Dark violet colour, very full of character on the palate with soft tannin and animating acidity. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 50% Barbera, Fumin, Petit Rouge
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,56 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,98 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,87 g/l
      • Sulfite: 73 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: appetizers, meat, cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      06012100 · 0,75 l · 18,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,50 €
    • Rosato Valle d'Aosta DOP 2020

      Rosato Valle d’Aosta DOP 2020

      Just 6,000 bottles are produced each year of this extremely delicious and complex rosato made from Pinot Nero and the autochthonous grape variety Petit Rouge from vineyards in the communes of Aymavilles and Gressan. The grapes from these mainly south-facing sites have always been normally destined exclusively for the production of the famous Torrette.

      Brilliant, pale old pink. Delicate, floral and fruity on the nose with distinct notes of strawberry and redcurrant. Fresh and taut on the palate with notes of white peach, a fine structure, mineral acidity and a fresh, spicy finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2019 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Variety: Petit Rouge And Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,96 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,56 g/l
      • Sulfite: 62 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      06012820 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • Pinot Nero Valle d'Aosta DOP 2019

      Pinot Nero Valle d’Aosta DOP 2019

      Medium ruby garnet, intensely smoky spice in the nose, delicate caramel, light orange note. At the palate elegant texture, marked by a fresh race, sour cherries and red berries in the final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Wild-raspberry, violet, lemon-zest and clove aromas. It’s medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Minerally with crushed stones and petals on the finish." James Suckling

      "The Les Crêtes 2019 Valle d'Aosta Pinot Nero is a vibrant and expressive wine that shows an extra sleek and slender side of this delicate grape. As it warms in the glass, the wine reveals forest cherry fruit, blue flowers and lots of honey. (I am reminded of chestnut honey or one of the darker, viscous kinds.) The effect is beautiful, and the wine replays that palate silkiness to be enjoyed by the hearth with an easy side of speck, local cheese and honey." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:96 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 60 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      06012219 · 0,75 l · 23,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,90 €
    • Chardonnay Valle d'Aosta DOP 2020

      Chardonnay Valle d’Aosta DOP 2020

      A racy, forward and extremely complex Chardonnay. The multi-layered bouquet of meadow flowers, grapefruit and butter is in full harmony with the pleasantly spicy taste with good acidity and fresh length. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2019 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel on fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Food Recommendations: flan, white meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      06010220 · 0,75 l · 25,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      18,90 €
    • "Torrette" Rosso Valle d'Aosta Superiore DOP 2018

      “Torrette” Rosso Valle d’Aosta Superiore DOP 2018

      Well proportioned, highly elegant red whose fresh bouquet is reminiscent of raspberries, wild strawberries and peppers. On the palate, a highly interesting fruit and silky tannins on the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Petit Rouge, 30% Fumin, Mayolet And Cornalin
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 8 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 84 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: pasta dishes, salami
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      06012718 · 0,75 l · 27,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      20,90 €
    • Fumin Valle d'Aosta DOP 2018

      Fumin Valle d’Aosta DOP 2018

      Fumin with a great aroma of red fruits and tobacco, then very structured on the palate with a persistent balsamic finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Smoky, plummy nose of spiced black pepper, then to a palate of fragrant red berry and poised acidity." Decanter

      "The dark-skinned Fumin grape was traditionally used as a blending agent, but it is now often featured as a monovarietal wine. The Les Crêtes 2018 Valle d'Aosta Fumin sits pretty in the glass, reflecting dark nuances of ruby and crimson. The wine shows fruity tones of plum and blackcurrant, but you also get a whiff of the crushed white peppercorn that I often find in the indigenous grapes of Italy. This release is lean-bodied and would easily pair with a wide assortment of local dishes, including the unforgettable pizzoccheri buckwheat pasta." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Decanter :92 points / silver medal
      • Grape Variety: 100% Fumin
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 69 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: salami, dark meat, game dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      06012518 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • "La Tour" Syrah Valle d'Aosta DOP 2018

      “La Tour” Syrah Valle d’Aosta DOP 2018

      On the nose, ripe dark fruits, sweet spices and toasted oak. On the full palate, the character, terroir and elegance of the Les Cretes style are on full display, especially in the refined way tannins and fruit form a symbiosis. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 9 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,47 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,78 g/l
      • Sulfite: 71 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: dark meat, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      06012418 · 0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      23,90 €
    • "Fleur Vigna Devin Ros" Petite Arvine Valle d'Aosta DOP 2018

      “Fleur Vigna Devin Ros” Petite Arvine Valle d’Aosta DOP 2018

      The second white top wine of the family farm and single-varietal Petite Arvine: Bright light yellow with an elegant, floral-mineral bouquet and notes of ripe apples and apricots. Clear, balanced taste, refined body and harmonious finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright straw-yellow. Captivating aromas of lemon drop, yellow apple, balsamic oils, honeysuckle and anise. The palate offers lovely purity of fruit and a pliant texture, with luscious flavors of ripe orchard fruit and minty herbs. Nicely floral on the long finish. The high acidity showcases why Les Cretes decided to try their hand at making a brand-new sparkling wine with the Petite Arvine grape. This wine is made from 12-year-old vines planted near Arnad-Montjovet and is aged in stainless steel only." Vinous

      "Dried flowers, lemon curd, peaches and toasted almonds on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with crisp acidity. Concentrated with creamy layers of ripe fruit and a gently saline finish." James Suckling

      "This Petite Arvine is light and crisp, but it also delivers a glossy or viscous side with some of the thickness and flavors of well-ripened grape skins. The bouquet opens to orchard fruit and nectarine, and there is a musky quality that adds an extra layer of shading or depth. This white would do well with lobster or shellfish." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Petite Arvine
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,0 g/l
      • Sulfite: 80 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,10
      • Closure: Nomacorc
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes, carpaccio
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      06010718 · 0,75 l · 37,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      27,90 €
    • "Neblù" Metodo Classico Spumante Rosé (2016) Brut

      “Neblù" Metodo Classico Spumante Rosé (2016) Brut

      Neblù is an elegant spumante made from the autochthonous red grape variety Bacca Nera with a small percentage of Neblu (autochthonous variety of Bacca nera), vinified using the traditional method of bottle fermentation. Fruity nose of cherry, currant and small red fruits. In the glass with delicate pink reflections, fresh and fruity fragrance, on the palate with a fine and delicate perlage, smooth, fine and persistent. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 90% Bacca Nera, 10% Neblu
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months on the yeast
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 19,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 8,33 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 97 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      06010516 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "Cuvée Bois" Chardonnay Valle d'Aosta DOP 2017

      “Cuvée Bois” Chardonnay Valle d’Aosta DOP 2017

      Chardonnay Cuvée Bois - a white celebrated year after year with an elegant bouquet of citrus fruits, butter and vanilla. Engaging the taste carried by a good acidity and minerality. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Beautiful chardonnay with cooked apples, cream and lightly toasted oak, together with lemon undertones. Full body. Layered and creamy textured. Mountain chardonnay!" James Suckling

      "The Les Crêtes 2017 Valle d'Aosta Chardonnay Cuvée Bois reveals a saturated golden hue with luscious aromas of honey, dried apricot, nectarine and candied lemon peel. This is a full-bodied white wine that delivers plenty of texture and creaminess but that never feels heavy or flat. The high-altitude alpine climate gives this wine plenty of zesty acidity and inner freshness to enjoy with a creamy French serving such as chicken au poivre." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:98 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Food Recommendations: grilled fish, vegetable-based omelettes, foie gras
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06010117 · 0,75 l · 57,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      42,90 €
    About the regionValle d'Aosta 

    Viticulture at 600 to 1,300 metres above sea level, at the foot of the Alps.

    The smallest and most mountainous Italian region, with around 450 hectares of vineyards, was created in 1986 and winds horseshoe-shaped around the small alpine town of Aosta on the border with France and Switzerland, overlooked by the mighty St. Gotthard. Cold and snowy winters as well as warm summers with cold nights create mineral, delicate wines in the Aosta Valley.

    The vineyards are 90 kilometres long and nestle close to the border with Piedmont, the gorge through which the small river Dora Baltea flows. The highest vineyards are in Morgex and La Salle. Winegrowing in the Aosta Valley was practised long before the turn of time by the indigenous people of the Salassi. Later, the Romans controlled the Alpine passes and planted vineyards. They were followed by the Catholic monks of the Benedictines and Cistercians. They worked hard to drive terraces into the rocky slopes. From the ninth century onwards, the Aosta Valley came under French influence again and again. The bilingual labelling on the bottles of the wines produced there also dates from this period. At the end of the 19th century, the vineyards still had an area of 3,000 hectares. Meanwhile, great efforts are being made to return to these old times.

    4,000 winegrowers. 40 communities. 450 acres. Over 20 autochthonous grape varieties.

    The Aosta Valley's special feature is the variety of autochthonous, rare grape varieties such as Blanc de Morgex, Freisa, Fumin, Malvoisie de Nus, Moscato di Chambave, Neyret, Petite Arvine, Petit Rouge and Vien de Nus. Quite a few of them are also spread across the border in the Swiss canton of Valais. Even in the fragrance and taste of the wines, some similarities can be seen between the two countries. Varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Müller-Thurgau, Nebbiolo and Syrah can also be found in the Aosta Valley. However, in homeopathic quantities. Total production in the Valle d’Aosta is so small with 2.7 million litres, almost everything from the only DOC, that the wines are almost only known in the region itself. At some international events, however, they have attracted a lot of attention in recent years.

    Behind the name Valle d'Aosta (Vallée d'Aoste), there is a regional DOC covering the entire region, with around 40 municipalities and around 4,000 winegrowers. More than two dozen types of wine from twenty-two vine varieties are authorised in this area.

    Main white wine grape varieties

    • Chardonnay
    • Gewurztraminer
    • moscato
    • Müller-Thurgau
    • Petite Arvine
    • Pinot Bianco
    • Pinot Grigio
    • Prié Blanc (8%)

    Main red wine grape varieties

    • Carnelian
    • Smoke (7%)
    • Gamaret
    • Gamay
    • Mayolet
    • Merlot
    • Nebbiolo (12%)
    • Petit Rouge (20%)
    • Pinot Nero (8%)
    • Red Prayer
    • Syrah
    • Comes from Nus
    • Vuillermin

    The DOC is divided into three large cultivation zones, which differ from each other in their soil composition and altitude. If a grape variety is indicated on the bottle label, at least 90 per cent of the wine must have been made from this grape. If, on the other hand, the label contains information such as "Bianco/Blanc", "Rosso/Rouge" or "Rosato/Rosé" all vine varieties authorised in the regional DOC may have been used in any blend. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Capital: Aosta
    • Vineyard: approx. 450 hectares
    • Total production/year: 2.7 million litres
    • 66% Red wine and rosé
    • 34% white wine
    • Share of viticulture in Italy: 0.05%

    85% of all wines come from the single DOC or DOP Valle d‘Aosta (Vallée d‘Aoste). Their subzones are:

    • Arnad-Montjovet (Rosso)
    • Chambave (Moscato Bianco, Rosso and Passito)
    • Donnas (Rosso)
    • Enfer d’Arvier (Rosso)
    • Morgex e La Salle (Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle)
    • Nus (Malvoisie, Rosso and Passito)
    • Torrette (Rosso)