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1

Sub-Zones

of Vallee d'Aosta

[north-south]

BET-N-CAD
(betting card)

Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle

Enfer d'Arvier

Torrette

Nus

Chambave

Arnad Monjevet

Donnas

2

What river flows through

Vallee d'Aosta?

Dora Baltea River

3

What is

Pergola Bassa?

A system that trains the vines near the ground in trellised arbors with stone columns surrounded by terraced rock walls.

It is designed to protect the vines from snowfall and strong winds while allowing the vines to absorb the heat stored in the rocks/ground during daylight hours.

Grape pickers must bend, or lie, close to the ground during harvest.

4

What Vallee d'Aosta sub-zones

produce Red Wine Only?

"D-A-T-E"

  • Donnas
  • Arnad Montjovet
  • Torrette
  • Enfer d'Arvier

5

What is the only Vallee d'Aosta sub-zone

to produce a Vendemmia Tardiva?

Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle

6

What is the only Vallee d'Aosta sub-zone

to produce a Sparkling Wine?

Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle

7

What styles of wine are made in

Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle?

Bianco

Bianco Vendemmia Tardiva

Bianco Traditional Method Spumante

8

Vallee d'Aosta-
Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle

(W, VT, Spk)

White Only!!
Normale - VT - Spumante

100% Prie Blanc

~9% min ABV~

Normale
*released 12/1 on year of harvest

Vendemmia Tardiva
200 g/l min must weight

Spumante/Mousseux
Methodo Traditonel

~10.5% min ABV~

*9 months min on lees 

9

What styles of wine are made in

Enfer d'Arvier?

Rosso

 Rosso Superiore

 

  • 85% min. Petit Rouge
    • w/ Vien de Nus, Neyret, Gamay, Dolcetto, PN
  • Had this wine w Larry - a pitchfork on front made from the co-op - (Margaux note.)
  • Tasted like a blend of Pinot Nor & Grenache

10

Vallee d'Aosta-Enfer d'Arvier

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - Superiore

85% min Petite Rouge

Normale
~11.5% min ABV~

*5 months min aging from 12/1

Superiore
~12.5%~

*8 months min aging from 12/1

11

What styles of wine are made in

Torrette?

Rosso

Rosso Superiore

12

Vallee d'Aosta-Torrette

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - Superiore

70% min Petite Rouge

Normale
~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging from 12/1

Superiore
~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging from 12/1

13

What styles of wine are made in

Nus?

Bianco

Bianco Passito

Rosso

Rosso Superiore

14

Vallee d'Aosta-Nus [Bianco]

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
Bianco - Passito

Bianco
100% Malvoisie
(aka: Pinot Grigio)

~11.5% min ABV~

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Passito
Bianco Only!!

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual}~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

Rosso
40% min Vien de Nus
30% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

Rosso Superiore
Rosso Only!!

~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

15

Vallee d'Aosta-Nus [Rosso]

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
Bianco - Passito

Rosso
40% min Vien de Nus
30% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

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Rosso Superiore
Rosso Only!!

~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

Bianco
100% Malvoisie
(aka: Pinot Grigio)

~11.5% min ABV~

Passito
Bianco Only!!

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual}~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

16

Vallee d'Aosta-Nus [Rosso Superiore]

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
Bianco - Passito

Rosso Superiore
Rosso Only!!

40% min Vien de Nus
30% min Petite Rouge

~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

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Rosso
40% min Vien de Nus
30% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

White
100% Malvoisie
(aka: Pinot Grigio)

~11.5% min ABV~

Passito
Bianco Only!!

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual}~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

17

Vallee d'Aosta-Nus [Passito]

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
Bianco - Passito

Passito
Bianco Only!!

100% Malvoisie
(aka: Pinot Grigio)

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual}~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

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Bianco
100% Malvoisie
(aka: Pinot Grigio)

~11.5% min ABV~

Rosso
40% min Vien de Nus
30% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

Rosso Superiore
Rosso Only!!

~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

18

Vallee d'Aosta-Nus
{ALL}

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
Bianco - Passito

Bianco
100% Malvoisie
(aka: Pinot Grigio)

~11.5% min ABV~

Passito
Bianco Only!!

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual}~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

Rosso
40% min Vien de Nus
30% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

Rosso Superiore
Rosso Only!!

~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

19

What styles of wine are made in

Chambave?

Bianco

Bianco Passito

Rosso

Rosso Superiore

20

Vallee d'Aosta-Chambave
[Bianco]

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
Bianco - Passito

Bianco
100% Moscato Bianco

~11% min ABV~

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Rosso
70% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

Rosso Superiore
~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

Passito
Bianco Only!!

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual)~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

21

Vallee d'Aosta-Chambave
[Rosso]

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
White - Passito

Rosso
70% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

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Rosso Superiore
~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

Bianco
100% Moscato Bianco

~11% min ABV~

Passito
Bianco Only!!

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual)~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

22

Vallee d'Aosta-Chambave
[Rosso Superiore]

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
Bianco - Passito

Rosso Superiore
70% min Petite Rouge

~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

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Rosso
70% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

Bianco
100% Moscato Bianco

~11% min ABV~

Passito
Bianco Only!!

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual)~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

23

Vallee d'Aosta-Chambave
[Passito Bianco]

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
Bianco - Passito

Passito
Bianco Only!!

100% Moscato Bianco

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual)~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

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Bianco
100% Moscato Bianco

~11% min ABV~

Rosso
70% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

Rosso Superiore
~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

24

Vallee d'Aosta-Chambave

(Rd, W, Pst)

Rosso - Superiore
Bianco - Passito

Bianco
100% Moscato Bianco

~11% min ABV~

Rosso
70% min Petite Rouge

~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging after 12/1

Rosso Superiore
~12% min ABV~

*8 months min aging after 12/1

Passito
Bianco Only!!

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual)~

*12 months min aging after 12/1

25

What styles of wine are made in

Arnad Montjovet?

Rosso

Rosso Superiore

26

Vallee d'Aosta-Arnad Montjovet

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - Superiore

70% min Picoutener
(aka Nebbiolo)

Normale
~11% min ABV~

*5 months min aging from 12/1

Superiore
~12% min ABV~
*12 months min aging from 12/1

27

What styles of wine are made in

Donnas?

Rosso

Rosso Superiore

28

Vallee d'Aosta-Donnas

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - Superiore

85% min Picoutener

Normale
~11.5% min ABV~

*24 months min aging from 12/1
**10 months min in wood

Superiore
~12.5% min ABV~

*30 months min aging from 12/2
**12 months min in wood

29

Aging requirement for

Passito

of Vallee d'Aosta

*11 months min aging from 12/1.

*May not be sold until 11/1 of following year.

30

Aging requirement for

Vendemmia Tardiva

of Vallee d'Aosta

*6 months min aging from 12/1.

*May not be sold until 6/1.

31

Aging requirement for

Red

of Vallee d'Aosta

*5 months min aging
from 12/1

*May not be sold until 5/1.

Red Only Subzones:
"D-A-T-E"
Donnas
Arnad-Montjavet
Tourette
Enfer d'Arvier

Note:
-all Superiore wines are 8 months minimum aging

32

Min ABV for

Passito

of Vallee d'Aosta

~16.5% min ABV~
~{13% actual}~

(DOC document says 10.5%?)

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*11 months min aging from 12/1

33

Minimum Must Weight for

Vendemmia Tardiva

in Vallee d'Aosta

All Varietals
250 g/l min RS

Muller Thurgau
220 g/l

Prie Blanc in Morgex
200 g/l

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*6 months min aging from 12/1

34

Min ABV for

Vendemmia Tardiva

of Vallee d'Aosta

All Varietals
~15% min ABV~
~{12% actual}~

Muller Thurgau
~13% min ABV~
~{10% actual}~

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*6 months min aging from 12/1

35

Min ABV for

Varietal Wines

of Vallee d'Aosta

~10% - 11.5% min ABV~

depending on Varietal

36

Min ABV for

Red & Rose

of Vallee d'Aosta

~9.5% min ABV~
(DOC document says 10%?)

*5 months min aging from 12/1

37

Min ABV for

White Wine

of Vallee d'Aosta

~9% min ABV~

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