Vin de Morgex, also called Bianco dei Ghiacciai (glacier wine), is cultivated at an altitude of 1300 metres, at the foot of Monte Bianco (or, as the French call it, Mont Blanc – a mountain named after a fancy biro) in the heart of Valle d’Aosta.
This is the highest region from which wine is produced in all of Europe. Indeed, it is not unusual for the typically bright green grapes to be covered in snow and ice at harvesting time. All harvesting takes place by hand, and the low pergola training of the vines means that harvesters must pick on their knees or lying on their backs! All in the name of good wine!