Valle d'Aosta DOC

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The Valle d'Aosta DOC (or Vallée d'Aoste DOC, in French ) is an Italian denominazione di origine controllata located in the Aosta Valley of northwest Italy.wikipedia
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The Valle d'Aosta DOC (or Vallée d'Aoste DOC, in French ) is an Italian denominazione di origine controllata located in the Aosta Valley of northwest Italy.

Prié blanc

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A white wine is made from the indigenous Prié blanc grape by the cooperative of Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle.
Prié blanc is a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown almost exclusively in the Valle d'Aosta DOC of northwest Italy.

Petit Rouge

Petite Rouge
Seventy five percent of the area's production is red wine made mostly from the Pinot noir, Gamay and Petit Rouge varieties.
Petit Rouge is a red Italian wine grape variety that ampelographers believe is indigenous to the Valle d'Aosta (Vallée d'Aoste) region of northwest Italy.

Piemonte (wine)

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To the south is the winemaking region of Piedmont.
To the northwest is the Valle d'Aosta, to the east is the province of Lombardy with the Liguria region forming its southern border along the Apennines.

Neyret

Serre (grape)
The wines from this area are blends made primarily from the Petit Rouge grape with lesser amounts of Dolcetto, Gamay, Neyret, Pinot noir, and/or Vien de Nus.
Neyret is a red Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the mountainous Valle d'Aosta wine region of northwest Italy though most plantings are in the slightly less mountainous terrain of southeast Aosta Valley bordering the Piedmont wine region.

Vien de Nus

The wines from this area are blends made primarily from the Petit Rouge grape with lesser amounts of Dolcetto, Gamay, Neyret, Pinot noir, and/or Vien de Nus. The Arnad-Montjovet area produces a medium-bodied dry red wine made from at least 70% Nebbiolo with some Dolcetto, Freisa, Neyret, Pinot noir, and/or Vien de Nus.
Vien de Nus is a red Italian wine grape variety that is grown primarily in the Valle d'Aosta DOC.

Roussin de Morgex

Roussin de Morgex, a rare teinturier variety endemic to only a small area around the town of Morgex, has been rescued from extinction to make an unusual pink sparkling wine.
Although it may by used as one of the autochthonous varieties allowed in the red DOC wine from the region, Valle d'Aosta Rosso, in 2010 it was not cultivated commercially; according to wine writer Ian D'Agata nobody had made wine from it in 300 years.

Arvier

The Enfer d'Arvier is a red wine-producing area around the village of Arvier.
The local wine, Enfer d'Arvier, had its own DOC designation before being subsumed into the Valle d'Aosta DOC.

Fumin (grape)

Fumin
The area of the Torrette sub-zone is located east of Arvier and produces a drier wine made with at least 70% Petit Rouge and smaller quantities of Dolcetto, Fumin, Gamay, Neyret, Pinot noir and/or Vien de Nus.
Fumin is a red Italian wine grape variety that is grown primarily in the Valle d'Aosta region of northwest Italy.

Chambave

East of Nus is the sub-zone of Chambave which includes the communities of Chambave, Châtillon and Saint-Vincent.
Growers in Chambave produce several Italian wines under the Valle d'Aosta DOC including a rosso, sweet wine Muscat and a straw wine.

Bonda (grape)

Bonda
A generic Valle d'Aosta Bianco/Blanc, Valle d'Aosta Rosso/Rouge and Valle d'Aosta Rosato/Rosé can be produced from any local grape (such as Bonda and Vuillermin ) as long as the wine is made in the appropriate color for the style.
Bonda is a red Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the Aosta Valley region of northwest Italy around the communes of Châtillon and Quart.

Vuillermin (grape)

Vuillermin
A generic Valle d'Aosta Bianco/Blanc, Valle d'Aosta Rosso/Rouge and Valle d'Aosta Rosato/Rosé can be produced from any local grape (such as Bonda and Vuillermin ) as long as the wine is made in the appropriate color for the style.
Vuillermin is a red Italian wine grape variety grown along the border of Switzerland in the Aosta Valley of northwest Italy.

Nebbiolo

Marchesana
The Arnad-Montjovet area produces a medium-bodied dry red wine made from at least 70% Nebbiolo with some Dolcetto, Freisa, Neyret, Pinot noir, and/or Vien de Nus.
Outside Piedmont, it is found in the neighboring regions of the Val d'Aosta region of Donnaz and Valtellina and Franciacorta in Lombardy.

Chardonnay

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Other DOC wines in the Valle d'Aosta can be varietally labeled as long as it contains at least 90% from one of the following grapes-Chardonnay, Fumin, Gamay, Müller-Thurgau, Petite Arvine, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Petit Rouge and Premetta.
Chardonnay is also found in the Valle d'Aosta DOC and Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region.

Rosé

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A generic Valle d'Aosta Bianco/Blanc, Valle d'Aosta Rosso/Rouge and Valle d'Aosta Rosato/Rosé can be produced from any local grape (such as Bonda and Vuillermin ) as long as the wine is made in the appropriate color for the style.
In the Valle d'Aosta DOC, locals refer to the indigenous grape Premetta as a rosato naturale due to the extremely thin and lightly pigmented skins of the variety that even with extended maceration can only produce a very pale rosé wine.

Denominazione di origine controllata

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The Valle d'Aosta DOC (or Vallée d'Aoste DOC, in French ) is an Italian denominazione di origine controllata located in the Aosta Valley of northwest Italy.

Aosta Valley

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The Valle d'Aosta DOC (or Vallée d'Aoste DOC, in French ) is an Italian denominazione di origine controllata located in the Aosta Valley of northwest Italy.

Italy

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The Valle d'Aosta DOC (or Vallée d'Aoste DOC, in French ) is an Italian denominazione di origine controllata located in the Aosta Valley of northwest Italy.

Alps

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Surrounded by the Alps, the Valle d'Aosta is home to the highest elevated vineyards in all of Europe.

Elevation

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Surrounded by the Alps, the Valle d'Aosta is home to the highest elevated vineyards in all of Europe.

Europe

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Surrounded by the Alps, the Valle d'Aosta is home to the highest elevated vineyards in all of Europe.

Winemaking

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The principal winemaking region of the Valle d'Aosta is found along the eastern banks of the Dora Baltea (fr., Doire baltée) river with the city of Aosta serving as the central winemaking location.

Dora Baltea

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The principal winemaking region of the Valle d'Aosta is found along the eastern banks of the Dora Baltea (fr., Doire baltée) river with the city of Aosta serving as the central winemaking location.

French language

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The principal winemaking region of the Valle d'Aosta is found along the eastern banks of the Dora Baltea (fr., Doire baltée) river with the city of Aosta serving as the central winemaking location.

Aosta

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The principal winemaking region of the Valle d'Aosta is found along the eastern banks of the Dora Baltea (fr., Doire baltée) river with the city of Aosta serving as the central winemaking location.