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Les Cretes - Syrah label

Les Cretes - Syrah 2018

Red Wine

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Item# 83208-18


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.

Winery Technical Data

Tasting notes: ruby with garnet hues. Thin layer of toasted spices to the nose with berry undertones. Soft and balanced on the palate, with good flavor and freshness.
Food accompaniments: first courses, fondue, red meat, game, cheese.
Vineyard: this wine comes from vocational vineyards "Coteau la Tour", dominated by a medieval watchtower, overlooking the Savoy Castle of Sarre. The site served as the refuge of the King "hunter" Vittorio Emanuele II. Today, it is the tasting station of the company.