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Valle d'Aosta Petite Arvine Vigne Champorette Les Cretes 2016

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One Line Description Valle d'Aosta Petite Arvine Vigne Champorette Les Cretes, aromatic, ripe, textured white
Production Method Conventional
Country Italy Italian
Region Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Producer Les Cretes
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Petite Arvine
Alcohol 13% abv
Terroir Loose, sandy, moraine soil, 550-650 m above sea level
Maturation 1 -2 months in steel with continuous batonnage on the lees
Annual Production 30 - 50,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-8 years


Valle d'Aosta Petite Arvine Vigne Champorette Les Cretes, aromatic, ripe, textured white. The Petite Arvine, native of Switzerland, provides here a lovely dry white wine with aromas of spring flowers, a brilliant straw yellow colour and intense nose, clean, pleasing, elegant and refined aromas beginning with elder and pineapple followed by banana, hawthorn, apple, broom, pear and peach. The wine spends no time in oak barrels yet posses some natural texture and creaminess without overpowering the freshness. Delightful alternative to a Bourgogne Blanc

There have been vines growing for wine up in the Valle d'Aosta since before the arrival of the Romans, and the Charrère family have been part of that history for around 300 years. The latest descendant of the family, Constantino and his wife Imelda set up Les Cretes as we find it today- expanding the winery and planting it with rare grape varieties indigenous to the region. They now have 20 hectares, and despite being one of the largest producers in the area, still work with respect for nature and traditional methods - their daughters still go around collecting ladybirds to release on the vines for pest control! This is one of the ways in which they are able to reduce pesticides. The terroir is unique, with the mountainous terrain, sandy soils and alpine temperatures, helping to produce unique wines.

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