Val d'Aoste hiver

Valle d'Aosta, an ancient vineyard

Viticulture in Valle d'Aosta is a tradition that has ancient origins. To show to what extent the culture of wine was intrinsic to the territory, at the Château d'Issogne there is a fresco dating from the 14th century representing market scenes and the sale of grapes.

Viticulture in Valle d'Aosta is an act of love for the land and a daily challenge with the mountains. The environment is difficult, and the vineyard must adapt to a difficult and ungenerous territory. Nevertheless, the winemakers, thanks to their pride, hard work and sense of tradition, manage to optimize the terroir, to make the most of it and to produce high quality wines. With only 460 hectares, the production is modest, but this gives each bottle a feeling of rarity and exclusivity.

Key info

Area 460 ha
Distribution 33% white, 67% red
Climate Continental with Alpine influences
Soils Thin, rocky soils that are both alluvial and colluvial in origin
Cultivation Terraces and pergolas

White grapes

Grape Area Weight
Prié blanc - indigenous 28 ha 6%
Chardonnay 19 ha 4%
Moscato bianco 19 ha 4%
Petite Arvine 19 ha 4%
Pinot gris 14 ha 3%
Müller Thurgau 14 ha 3%

Red grapes

Grape Area Weight
Petit rouge - indigenous 69 ha 15%
Nebbiolo 42 ha 9%
Pinot Noir 28 ha 6%
Fumin - indigenous 23 ha 5%
Gamay 19 ha 4%
Cornalin - indigenous 10 ha 2%
Viens de Nus - indigenous 10 ha 2%

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