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Les Cretes - Valle d'Aosta - Pinot Nero bottle

Les Cretes - Valle d'Aosta - Pinot Nero 2021

Red Wine

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Item# 83206-21


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

The nose is full of berry aromas with soft herbs and a hint of grapefruit. The palate is medium to full-bodied with good fruit. The tannins are well-integrated and lead into a pleasantly lingering finish.