• Pinot Nero Valle d'Aosta DOP 2017

      Pinot Nero Valle d’Aosta DOP 2017

      Medium ruby garnet, intense smoky spice in the nose, delicate caramel, light orange note. Elegant texture on the palate, characterized by a fresh breed, sour cherries and red berries in the finale. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06012217 ·  0,75 l · 21,96 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      16,47 €
    • Chardonnay Valle d'Aosta DOP 2018

      Chardonnay Valle d’Aosta DOP 2018

      A round, straight, but very complex Chardonnay. In the fragrance meadow flowers, grapefruit and butter, in addition in full harmony the pleasantly spicy taste with good acidity and fresh length. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A very floral chardonnay that gives a ton of fresh herbs, citrus, peonies and honeysuckle. The phenolics are generous and are added to by the fleshy stone fruit. Nevertheless, contrasting acidity pulls this through nicely to a tightly wound finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: Flan, white meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06010218 · 0,75 l · 22,08 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      18,42 €16,56 €
    • Petite Arvine Valle d'Aosta DOP 2019

      Petite Arvine Valle d’Aosta DOP 2019

      Petite Arvine - a speciality in the Aosta Valley and also in the neighbouring Swiss Valais. Costantino Charrère presses a strong, fragrant white wine from this variety. Clear straw yellow, with floral and citrus notes on the nose. The taste is rich, full-bodied with hints of grapefruit and a long, mineral final. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Petite Arvine
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months on yeast, no wood
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,86 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 55 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: Fish dishes, carpaccio
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06010319 · 0,75 l · 23,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,45 €
    • Chardonnay Valle d'Aosta DOP 2019

      Chardonnay Valle d’Aosta DOP 2019

      A round, straightforward but extremely complex Chardonnay. In the fragrance meadow flowers, grapefruit and butter, in full harmony with the pleasant spicy taste with good acidity and of fresh length. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: Flan, white meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06010219 · 0,75 l · 24,56 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      18,42 €
    • Syrah Valle d'Aosta DOP 2015

      Syrah Valle d’Aosta DOP 2015

      The bouquet is full of the scent of ripe dark fruits, sweet spices and roasted oak. In the mouth, the character, terroir and elegance of the Les Cretes style come to the fore, especially in the refined way in which tannins and fruit form a symbiosis. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Some clove and black pepper with the dark berry character. Quartz undertone. Medium body, light tannins and a juicy and flavorful finish. I like the linear line to this fresh red." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 9 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: dark meat, matured cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06012415 · 0,75 l · 24,68 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      20,37 €18,51 €
    • "Torrette" Rosso Superiore Valle d'Aosta DOP 2015

      “Torrette” Rosso Superiore Valle d’Aosta DOP 2015

      Well proportioned, highly elegant red wine with a fresh bouquet reminiscent of raspberries, wild strawberries and peppers. On the palate a very interesting fruit and in the finish silky tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Very perfumed with crushed-berry and chili aromas. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a bright and lively finish. Shows blood-orange undertones. So interesting to taste." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • 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: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Pasta dishes, salami
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06012715 · 0,75 l · 25,35 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,01 €
    • Syrah Valle d'Aosta DOP 2016

      Syrah Valle d’Aosta DOP 2016

      In the fragrance ripe dark fruits, sweet spices and roasted oak. In the full taste, the character, terroir and elegance of the Les Cretes style come to the fore, especially in the refined way in which tannins and fruit form a symbiosis. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Good full ruby-red. Ripe aromas of red plum, violet, pepper and flowers. Then dense and savory; concentrated but energetic spicy red cherry, black plum and herbal flavors boast a lovely mountain intensity and an attractive violet quality. This sneakily concentrated wine finishes long and very refined." Antonio Galloni

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 9 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: dark meat, matured cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06012416 · 0,75 l · 28,47 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      21,35 €
    • "Fleur" Petite Arvine Valle d'Aosta DOP 2015

      “Fleur” Petite Arvine Valle d’Aosta DOP 2015

      The second white top wine of the family business: Bright 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 dark straw. Aromas and flavors of aromatic herbs, honey, ripe pear and quince. Rich and dense, displaying a flinty nuance on the juicy, fruity, long finish. Strikes me as more concentrated but less fresh than the 2016 Petite Arvine Fleur. Made from a south-facing single vineyard, the Vigna Devin Ros in Saint Christophe at 400 meters above sea level, that is fully south-exposed and had always been planted to red grapes. This is the only the second vintage ever of this wine (the first was the 2014)." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "A white with lots of dried-apple, salt and pear-skin character. Medium body, lovely density of fruit and a long and flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Petite Arvine
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months on the yeast, no wood
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Fish dishes, carpaccio
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06010615 · 0,75 l · 31,19 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      27,20 €23,39 €
    • "Fleur Vigna Devin Ros" Petite Arvine Valle d'Aosta DOP 2016

      “Fleur Vigna Devin Ros” Petite Arvine Valle d’Aosta DOP 2016

      The second white top wine of the family business and pure Petite Arvine from a single vineyard: 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-green. Fresh, lively aromas and flavors of apple, pear and chamomile have a noteworthy saline edge and an exotic touch of honey. Finishes long and ripe with a repeating chamomile note. Made from a south-facing nine-year-old single vineyard (the Vigna Devin Ros in Saint-Christophe) located at 400 meters above sea level that is fully south-exposed and had always been planted to red grapes. Charrère has real golden touch with this variety." Vinous

      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Petite Arvine
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months on yeast, no wood
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: Fish dishes, carpaccio
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06010716 · 0,75 l · 32,48 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      27,20 €24,36 €
    • "Neblù" Metodo Classico Spumante 2011 Brut

      “Neblù" Metodo Classico Spumante 2011 Brut

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

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • 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: 19,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 8,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 100 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,15
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06010511 · 0,75 l · 32,48 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      27,20 €24,36 €
    • "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 business and pure Petite Arvine from a single vineyard: 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

      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Petite Arvine
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months on yeast, no wood
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: Fish dishes, carpaccio
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      06010718 · 0,75 l · 37,56 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,17 €
    • "Cuvée Bois" Chardonnay Valle d'Aosta DOP 2017

      “Cuvée Bois” Chardonnay Valle d’Aosta DOP 2017

      Chardonnay Cuvée Bois - a year after year celebrated white wine with an elegant bouquet of citrus fruits, butter and vanilla. The taste is captivating, supported 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

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:98 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 · 59,65 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      44,74 €
    About the winemakers
    Les Cretes
    Valle d'Aosta
    Les Cretes

    The vineyard in Aymavilles in the Valle d'Aosta, situated picturesquely near Mont Blanc and surrounded on three sides by the Italian, French and Swiss Alps, looks back on a two centuries old winemaking tradition. Les Crêtes has long since conquered a firm place in the Italian wine elite. Today the company is managed by Costantino Charrère, President of the Association of Independent Italian Winegrowers, his wife Imelda and their daughters Eleonora and Elena. The wine house was founded in the autonomous region with special status on the initiative of Costantino, whose family has been active in food production for five generations as owners of an old water mill from the 18th century and the traditional winery Via Moulins. Today the mill is used for agritourism.

    The symbol of the estate is the Côteau la Tour tower, built in the 16th century and towering over the surrounding vineyards. The winery has recently been extended with a new barrel cellar and an attractive visitor area. The flagship of the winery, which has always distinguished itself through top performance and innovation, is the always wonderful, harmonious and balanced Chardonnay Cuvée Bois, which has been praising wine critics for many years.

    Already in 1955, the Charrère family had planted the first grapes on an area of two hectares to produce quality wines. Today, the estate is the largest private winery in the Valle d'Aosta, with a cultivated area of 25 hectares. The vineyards, between 600 and 1,000 metres high and extending over the six municipalities of Saint-Pierre, Aymavilles, Gressan, Sarre, Aosta and Saint-Christophe, are home to Petite Arvine, Petit Rouge, Fumin, Mayolet and Cornalin grapes, as well as the international Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Muscat varieties. The average plant density is 7,500 vines per hectare. The rocky soils are sandy and calcareous. The harvest time in Aosta Valley often does not begin until late autumn. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Constantino Charrère, heir to a two centuries old winemaking tradition, was able to establish his business among the Italian wine elite. But Constantino and his wife Imelda not only direct this first-class winery, behind Les Crêtes with its magnificent, modern cellar, there is also an idea, a concept of how to face nature and the world of wine that not only makes its owner the head of a movement, but also the president of the Association of Independent Winegrowers. The parents are fully supported by their daughters Eleonora and Elena, who grew up between the smells of blooming vineyards and the gurgling must in the cellar."Gambero Rosso 2014

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1955
    • Owner: Costantino Charrère
    • Oenologists: Costantino Charrère and Pietro Boffa
    • Annual production: approx. 230,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 25 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation