White Grape Variety: Prié blanc
Red Grape Variety: Pinot noir, Gamay, Petit Rouge
Valle d’Aosta DOC is a appellation located within the entire region of Aosta Valley in northwest Italy. The denomination is represented by 7 subdenominations by area and 19 subdenominations by grape variety. There is also a discipline of subdenominations by color (white, red, pink) and by types of vinification (young, raisin, late harvest and spumante).
Surrounded by the Alps, Valle d’Aosta DOC is home to the highest elevated vineyards in all of Europe. Protected on the north from cold currents and on the west from humid Atlantic currents by the Alps, the climate creates the perfect environment for wine cultivation, which has occurred in the area since Roman times.
The red wines of the region have a strong berry aroma and have a dry, acidic and slightly spicy taste. Valle d’Aosta DOC white wines are light, sweet and aromatic. Overall, the wines pair nicely with soups, Toma and Fontina DOP cheeses, with meat or fish dishes.