Les Cretes - Valle d'Aosta - Petite Arvine label
Les Cretes - Valle d'Aosta - Petite Arvine bottle

Les Cretes - Valle d'Aosta - Petite Arvine 2020

White Wine

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Item# 83205-20

Description

The Petite Arvine grape variety is named for its small berries. A native of the town of Chamoson in the Swiss Valais, it was introduced to Valle d’Aosta in the 1970s by the Institut Agricole of Valle d’Aosta.

Estate

Valle d’Aosta is located in the northwest Italy. Surrounded by the Alps, the Valle d’Aosta is home to the highest elevated vineyards in all of Europe. Founded in 1989 by Costantino Charrere and Jolanda Plat, Les Cretes is one of only a few commercial wineries in the quaint region of Valle D'Aosta. The winery is located in Aymavilles with the cellar lying one mile from Monte Bianco tunnel. Comprised of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, as well as the indigenous varieties of Petit Rouge, Fumin, Petite Arvine and Gros Rouge, with 60 acres of vineyards in 6 communes along the river Dora Baltea. Until recently, their entire annual production of a few thousand cases was sold entirely within Italy.

Tasting notes

bright straw yellow. Its nose is floral, with fragrant notes of jasmine, peony, apple, plum and citrus fruits; rounded and fresh streaks. A balanced taste, with undertones of the ocean and a vivid minerality. 100% Petite Arvine