Torrette Valle d’Aosta D.O.P.

Grape varieties and style: dry red wine. 70% Petit Rouge (indigenous vinifera variety), 30% blend of other varieties typical of the region (Mayolet, Tinturier, Cornalin). No oak.

Vineyards: Les Toules vineyard in Sarre, Italy, other vineyards in the Villages of Aymavilles, St. Pierre, Gressan and St. Christophe, Italy. Surface area under vine for this variety, 4 hectares (10 Acres).

Terroir: loose, sandy, moraine soil. Various exposures. Altitude 500-650 metres (1,640-2,132 feet).

First year production: 1991.  

Annual production: 30.000 bottles.

Surface: Guyot.

Harvest: harvested by hand at the beginning of October.

Vinification: 8 days fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature (28°C / 82° F). Aged in stainless steel barrels for 8 months.

Characteristics: cherry and cranberry nose. Medium bodied with red fruit, crisp acid and velvety tannins on the palate. Clean finish.

Food pairings: grilled, oven-baked, stewed and “in carpaccio” blue fish, other kinds of fish spices aromatic herbs and/or tomatoes sauces seasoned, soups, salami, fish/vegetables/cereal based soups, short and medium aged cheeses, fondue, white roasted meat.

Side notes: the Petit Rouge is the most cultivated grape in the Valle d’Aosta region. It is a historical variety whose parentage is the ancient “Orious” family of grapes from the Aosta Valley.

recommended wine glass: little Ballon.

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